A press release from McHenry County:
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HEARING
WOODSTOCK, IL, McHenry County Emergency Management Agency will host its fourth annual review of the McHenry County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at:
McHenry County Administration Building
667 Ware Road, Woodstock
Meeting Room (B)
This plan was completed as a partnership among county, municipal, townships, and public safety entities within the county. This review will primarily focus on mitigation efforts and scheduling of remaining plan actions.
The McHenry County Hazard Mitigation Committee (comprised of the original jurisdictional partners) will determine if additional mitigation issues or efforts, based on any natural hazard occurrences or input from communities or the public, should be added to the plan. Information from this meeting will form the basis of the annual report to be submitted to the County Board by the chair of the McHenry County Hazard Mitigation Committee.
The development and adoption of a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan allows communities to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation grants program funds. This plan fulfills the federal mitigation planning requirements for FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, and is eligible for credit under the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. Hazard mitigation grant funds are made available by the FEMA through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
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Members of the committee are McHenry County. Alden Township, Village of Algonquin, Algonquin Township, Village of Bull Valley, Burton Township, Village of Cary, Chemung Township, City of Crystal Lake, Coral Township, Village of Fox River Grove, Dorr Township, Village of Greenwood, Dunham Township, City of Harvard, Grafton Township, Village of Hebron, Greenwood Township, Village of Holiday Hills, Hartland Township, Village of Huntley, Hebron Township, Village of Johnsburg, Marengo Township, Village of Lake in the Hills, McHenry Township, Village of Lakewood, McHenry Township Road District, Village of McCullom Lake, McHenry Township Fire Protection District, City of McHenry, City of Marengo, Nunda Township, Village of Oakwood Hills, Richmond Township, Village of Prairie Grove, Riley Township, Village of Richmond, Seneca Township, Village of Ringwood, Woodstock Fire Rescue District, Village of Spring Grove, Village of Trout Valley, Village of Union, Village of Wonder Lake, City of Woodstock