Vilas County
All Hazard Mitigation Plan

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) Adobe PDF 1.71 MB
Vilas County All Hazard Mitigation Plan Adobe PDF 1.70 MB
Vilas County All Hazard Mitigation Plan without maps. Download maps below.
1 - Location Adobe PDF 300 KB
2 - General Land Use Adobe PDF 1.05 MB
3 - Surface Water & Dams Adobe PDF 800 KB
4 - Floodplains & Watersheds Adobe PDF 875 KB
5 - Transportation Adobe PDF 860 KB
6 - Utilities Adobe PDF 735 KB
7 - Fire & EMS Service Adobe PDF 295 KB
8 - Police Service Adobe PDF 530 KB
9 - Critical Facilities Adobe PDF 530 KB
10 - Tornado Vulnerability Adobe PDF 815 KB
11 - Flood Vulnerability Adobe PDF 1.10 MB

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