Michigan Hazard Mitigation Plan (Updated April 2019 edition)

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division and The Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council
Posted on: 5/23/2019 - Updated on: 5/23/2019

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Michigan Hazard Mitigation Plan (Updated April 2019 edition): Reducing hazard risks and vulnerabilities through education, planning, physical improvements, early warning, and coordination of programs and resources.

This plan takes a broad perspective in examining natural hazard mitigation activities and opportunities in the state of Michigan. Special emphasis has been placed on those hazards that have actually caused or could potentially create disastrous or emergency conditions posing significant threats to public health, safety and welfare, and the social, economic and physical conditions in Michigan communities.

The plan:

  • Identifies and summarizes the analysis of the primary hazards that have impacted the state, or have the potential to impact the state, as presented in the Michigan Hazard Analysis document;
  • Analyzes Michigan’s vulnerability to those identified hazards in terms of the impacts upon local jurisdictions and state owned/operated critical facilities, including average and potential losses expressed in terms of recent or current dollar values (note: confidential details of the latter are withheld from public distribution);
  • Incorporates hazard mitigation into a broad framework of interagency and interdisciplinary coordination, including land use and comprehensive planning activities, emergency management mission areas, and military and homeland security considerations, and draws upon those frameworks for additional evaluation of technical, theoretical, and practical feasibility of the proposed activities;
  • Assesses the current strengths and weaknesses of hazard mitigation and emergency management capabilities and resources in Michigan;
  • Achieves a greater level of integration and coordination between state and local planning documents and activities;
  • Examines specific hazard mitigation measures that have been taken (and that can be considered) to address Michigan’s current hazards;
  • Documents existing federal, state, local, quasi-public, and private programs and initiatives that can directly or indirectly promote hazard mitigation; and
  • Recommends both short-term and long-term hazard mitigation opportunities that the state of Michigan, local governments, private industry, non-profit agencies, and individual households should consider implementing.



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