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Hazard Mitigation Plan

Cook County Hazard Mitigation Plan Mission:
Identify risks and sustainable cost-effective actions to mitigate the impact of natural hazards in order to protect the life, health, safety, welfare and economy of the communities of Cook County.

 

On September 10, 2014, the Cook County Board approved the largest Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan (HMP) ever completed in the United States. Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) spearheaded the HMP planning process.

The HMP, which received approval from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), means Cook County is now eligible to receive funds through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). A total of 115 planning partners were involved in the effort, including 113 of Cook County’s 134 municipalities.

Under the leadership of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the DHSEM worked diligently with area municipalities and other partnering agencies to formulate an HMP to address natural hazards that the County frequently faces, like flooding, extreme cold temperatures, snow and heavy storms, which endanger lives and damage and destroy property.

The DHSEM formed an HMP Steering Committee made up of leaders in both the public and private sectors in Cook County to help lead the planning process (to see a list of Steering Committee members and view meeting minutes, please click here).

During the HMP process, jurisdictions throughout Cook County identified mitigation projects they would like to undertake in order to minimize the impact of natural hazards. Participating communities, upon adoption of the plan by their governing bodies, will be able to apply for HMGP funds to help finance projects that reduce the County’s vulnerability to natural hazards while protecting the health, safety, welfare and economy of communities by identifying cost-effective strategies to reduce their impact. 

Please download and view the Cook County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Annexes:
Alsip
Arlington Heights
Bedford Park
Bellwood
Berkeley
Berwyn
Blue Island
Bridgeview
Broadview
Brookfield
Burbank
Burnham
Calumet City
Calumet Park
Chicago Heights
Chicago Ridge
Cicero
Cook County - unincorp
Country Club Hills
Countryside
Crestwood
Dixmoor
Dolton
East Hazel Crest
Elk Grove Village
Elmwood Park
Evanston
Evergreen Park
Flossmoor
Ford Heights
Forest Park
Forest View
Franklin Park
Glencoe
Glenview
Glenwood
Golf
Hanover Park
Harvey
Harwood Heights
Hazel Crest
Hickory Hills
Hillside
Hodgkins
Hoffman Estates
Homewood
Indian Head Park
Inverness
Justice
Kenilworth
La Grange
La Grange Park
Lansing
Lemont
Lincolnwood
Lynwood
Lyons

MWRD
Markham
Matteson
Maywood
McCook
Melrose Park
Merrionette Park
Midlothian
Morton Grove
Mount Prospect
Niles
Norridge
North Riverside
Northbrook
Northfield
Northlake
Oak Forest
Oak Lawn
Oak Park
Olympia Fields
Orland Hills
Orland Park
Palatine
Palos Hills
Palos Heights
Palos Park
Park Ridge
Phoenix
Posen
Prospect Heights
River Forest
River Grove
Riverdale
Riverside
Robbins
Rolling Meadows
Rosemont
Sauk Village
Schaumburg
Schiller Park
Skokie
South Barrington
South Chicago Heights
South Holland
Steger
Stickney
Stone Park
Streamwood
Summit
Thornton
Tinley Park
Westchester
Western Springs
Wheeling
Willow Springs
Wilmette
Winnetka
Worth

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