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Posted: 01/15/14

Macomb County updates
Hazard Mitigation Plan

      Macomb County has begun an effort to revise and update the county's Hazard Mitigation Plan over the next year and is soliciting public involvement in the process.
       Obtaining public involvement is an important aspect of the process. A series of two town hall meetings will be held on Feb. 12 and Feb. 19 at different locations across the county to provide information on the process.
       The Hazard Mitigation Plan is a preventative plan intended to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural, technological and human-related hazards by identifying potential hazards and ways to prevent or minimize damage resulting from these hazards. This will be the second revision that this plan has undergone. 
        These meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged. The dates and times for each meeting are shown below. Any resident is welcome to attend any of the two public hearings.
       • Utica Council Chambers, 7550 Auburn Rd. in Utica on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
       • Roseville Council Chambers, 29777 Gratiot, in Roseville on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
       At these meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to voice their concerns for a particular community or area. Since hazards do not always fall solely in one county's jurisdiction, involvement from the surrounding communities will also be essential. The communities surrounding Macomb County are also strongly encouraged to participate and provide input and assistance wherever they are capable.
       In Michigan, this plan is prepared as a cooperative effort at the county level with community participation. Each city, township and village was contacted and, in turn, provided the county with information and input into the development of the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Once the plan is finalized and approved by the State of Michigan and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), each community's government will formally adopt the Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan. 
       To further assist in gaining public input, a Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan website has been established. The website will serve as an avenue for the public to provide input and review and comment on the plan. To find out more about the Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan, visit the website at For more information regarding the town hall meetings, contact Peter Locke in the Macomb County Office of Emergency Management at (586) 469-6368.

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