After a year-long planning process, Shawano and Menominee Counties have completed the update and merger of their hazard mitigation plans. As a result, they now have one hazard Mitigation Plan that documents the risks and vulnerabilities that the counties face from natural disaster and identifies mitigation strategies that might reduce future losses.
All states and local governments are mandated to have a hazard mitigation plan after the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. With this, they can apply for certain types of grants.
The costs associated with this update and merger was covered by money from the Federal Emergency Management grant. The plan is available for public review and comment until Jan. 25, and can be accessed online at the either the Shawano or Menominee County website.