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. Vilas County is developing 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. The plan maintains County eligibility for federal mitigation grants.
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|Plan Overview (slide presentation) 1.71 MB|
|Vilas County All Hazard Mitigation Plan 1.70 MB||Vilas County All Hazard Mitigation Plan without maps. Download maps below.|
|1 - Location 300 KB|
|2 - General Land Use 1.05 MB|
|3 - Surface Water & Dams 800 KB|
|4 - Floodplains & Watersheds 875 KB|
|5 - Transportation 860 KB|
|6 - Utilities 735 KB|
|7 - Fire & EMS Service 295 KB|
|8 - Police Service 530 KB|
|9 - Critical Facilities 530 KB|
|10 - Tornado Vulnerability 815 KB|
|11 - Flood Vulnerability 1.10 MB|
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