Hazard Mitigation Planning

WUPPDR has twice prepared five-year multi-jurisdiction multi-hazard mitigation plans for each county in the region. The most recent plans developed were five-year updates covering the years 2013 to 2018.  The plans examine a variety of natural (including weather) and human-created hazards and identify strategies and actions to prevent or reduce the severity of future hazard impacts.

The plans are intended to satisfy the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and 44 CFR 201.6. They are required to be in place in order for the counties and their participating local jurisdictions to be eligible for funding under the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Projects that may be funded range from flood supression structures to drainage improvements to security and monitoring systems. All local units of government participated in development of the plans, but adoption by jurisdictions other than the counties is optional.

Baraga County 2013-2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Gogebic County 2013-2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan and City of Ironwood Flood Mitigation Annex
Houghton County 2013-2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Iron County 2013-2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Keweenaw County 2013-2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Ontonagon County 2013-2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan