What is Hazard Mitigation?
Hazard Mitigation is defined as any action taken before, during or after a disaster to eliminate or reduce the long-term risk to human life and property.

What is Emergency Management?
Emergency Management is the field of dealing with emergencies, especially large human-caused or natural disasters. The field is usually broken into four phases: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Hazard Mitigation Planning
The Robert T. Stafford Act, Section 404, allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide hazard mitigation assistance. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 amended the Stafford Act to require communities to have a Hazard Mitigation Plan approved in order to receive funding assistance from FEMA. To facilitate the preparation of Hazard Mitigation Plans, FEMA established the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). FEMA provided money to the Emergency Management Division of the Michigan Department of State Police (EMD/MSP), which in-turn provides assistance to counties and major municipalities for plan preparation. Communities needed to have a plan adopted by 2004 in order to access financial assistance from FEMA.

CUPPAD is in the process of applying for funding from FEMA to update county hazard mitigation plans for Alger, Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties.

What is a Hazard Mitigation Plan?
A hazard mitigation plan:

Contact
For more information on Hazard Mitigation planning, contact Peter Van Steen or
Michelle Dewitt
.

Questions? Call us at 906-786-9234 or
Toll free at 1-800-562-9828 or email us.

 


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