Forest County
All Hazard Mitigation Plan
2015 Update


Counties are required to make such plans as a result of the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K). This Act put a national priority on hazard mitigation by requiring mitigation plans in order to be eligible for disaster mitigation grant programs from FEMA. Forest County has developed a multi-jurisdictional plan to establish eligibility for both the county and each municipality in the same way the county-wide outdoor recreation plan works with DNR grants. This in no way obligates or commits any local jurisdiction.

This plan is intended to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural disasters. Hazards covered in the plan include flooding, tornadoes, temperature extremes, wildfire, and others.


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Plan Overview (slide presentation) Adobe PDF 330 KB
Forest County All Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2015 Adobe PDF 115 KB
Adopted Plan without maps. Download maps below.
1 - Location Adobe PDF 110 KB
2 - Land Use Adobe PDF 910 KB
3 - Surface Water & Watersheds Adobe PDF 1.3 MB
4 - Floodplains & Dams Adobe PDF 765 KB
5 - Transportation Adobe PDF 325 KB
6 - Utilities Adobe PDF 340 KB
7 - Fire Service Adobe PDF 350 KB
8 - EMS Service Adobe PDF 380 KB
9 - Police Service Adobe PDF 360 KB
10 - Critical Community Facilities Adobe PDF 360 KB
11 - Tornado Vulnerability Adobe PDF 360 KB
12 - Flood Vulnerability Adobe PDF 800 KB

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