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DuPage County seeking public input on Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan


DuPage County Report

DuPage County’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) will host a public information and planning session regarding natural hazards that could impact the County.

The meeting is part of an effort to update DuPage County’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is a process that takes place every five years. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7PM March 21 at OHSEM offices, 418 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.

OHSEM staff will provide a brief presentation on natural hazards that could impact the County, including tornados, flooding, winter weather, and more, along with various mitigation measures intended to eliminate or reduce the negative impact of those hazards. The public will be able to provide feedback on the presentation. Language translation assistance in Spanish will be provided.

The U.S. government requires local and state governments to have a FEMA-approved Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan as established by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to qualify for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project grant dollars. These programs are critical sources of federal funding.

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