Marshall County is in the process of updating the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for the next five years. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires each unit of government in the United States to have a FEMA-approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to be eligible to apply for the “Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grants.
The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan serves as a framework for developing hazard mitigation projects that will reduce the negative impacts of future disasters on the communities in Marshall County, so completion of the plan update is critical. Examples of projects that have been completed by some communities include building storm shelters, adding warning sirens, relocating, or removing homes that have suffered repetitive flood damage, and fire protection enhancements.
Once the plan is updated, the committee will submit it to FEMA for approval. The committee will also work to develop funding for any mitigation activities that are identified.
The first step in the plan update process begins with the “Kickoff Meeting” which will be facilitated by BOLDplanning and has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, from 10:00 am until 11:30 am. The meeting will be held in Room 207 of the Marshall County Building located at 112 W. Jefferson Street, Plymouth.
For additional information, please contact Clyde Avery, Director of Marshall County Emergency Management Agency at (574) 936-3740.