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The Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation PlanTask Force

Welcome & Introduction


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Task Force Purpose

What are we here for?

  • To create a plan that identifies activities communities can implement prior to natural hazard events to protect lives and property.

  • Plan will be adopted by the Boards or Councils of participating communities.


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Participants

Who we are - Communities

  • Auburn Riverton

  • Buffalo* Rochester

  • Cantrall Sangamon County

  • Curran* Sherman

  • Dawson Southern View

  • Grandview Springfield*

  • Illiopolis Thayer*

  • Jerome Williamsville

  • New Berlin

  • Pleasant Plains *resolution from community needed


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Participants

Who we are – Other Task Force Members

  • Citizen Members

  • Ameren

  • American Red Cross

  • Central Management Services

  • Illinois Emergency Management Agency

  • S.C. Dept. of Public Health

  • S.C. Dept. of Zoning & Building Safety

  • Sangamon County Farm Bureau

  • S.C. Highway Dept.

  • S.C. Office of Emergency Management

  • Springfield Building & Zoning Department

  • Springfield Homebuilders Association

  • Springfield Park District

  • Springfield Public School District #186

  • Springfield Metro Sanitary District

  • University of Illinois at Springfield


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The motivation

Why mitigate?

  • Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K):

  • Legislation regarding disaster-related federal funding

  • Implemented through the Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Requires pre-disaster planning as of November 1, 2004

  • Allows multi-jurisdictional plans


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Hazard Mitigation Grant ProgramWhat does it offer?

  • 75% FEMA funding

    • 25% Local funding

  • Planning grants

    • SSCRPC receiving $46,167 to prepare SCM-jNHMP plan

    • Sangamon County providing $15,389

  • Project grants


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DMA2K

How does it direct creation of the plan?

  • Step 1 Organization

  • Step 2 Risk Assessment

  • Step 3 Mitigation Strategy

  • Step 4 Plan Maintenance

  • Step 5 Adoption

  • Step 6 FEMA Approval


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Step 1 OrganizationWhat is involved?

  • Documentation of process

  • Open public involvement

  • Participation of all interested parties

  • Incorporation of existing plans and reports

  • Coordination with local, state, & federal agencies


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Public Involvement

How do we facilitate it?

  • -citizen survey

  • -website – www.co.sangamon.il.us/NHMP

  • -media coverage

  • -displays

  • -meetings

  • -hearings


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Step 2 Risk Assessment How vulnerable are we?

  • Identify natural hazards

  • Profile hazard events

  • Identify assets

  • Estimate potential losses

  • Analyze development trends


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Natural hazards

What are we facing?

  • Starting point, from the Illinois Hazard Mitigation Plan:

  • Tornadoes

  • Severe storms

  • Severe winter storms

  • Extreme heat

  • Drought

  • Flooding

  • Earthquakes

  • Also – Dam failure


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Step 3 Mitigation StrategyWhat can be done to make our communities safer?

  • Develop hazard mitigation goals

  • Identify mitigation measures

  • Evaluate these measures

  • Develop action plan to implement mitigation measures


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Step 4 Plan Maintenance How do we assure the plan doesn’t just sit on a shelf?

  • Monitoring, evaluating, and updating the plan within a 5 year cycle

  • Implementing through existing programs

  • Continuing public involvement


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Step 5 Adoption What makes the plan official?

  • Draft plan available for review

  • Final plan submitted to communities

  • The final step in plan development is formal adoption of the plan by the governing bodies of each participating community.


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Step 6 FEMA Approval

When do we get it?

  • The plan will be submitted to FEMA for approval after adoption by the participating communities. The Federal Register states that review will be completed within 45 days whenever possible.

  • Communities are not eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds until FEMA has approved the plan.


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Community Participation What is required?


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Mission Statement Why are we here?

  • SAMPLE – October 10, 2007

  • The mission of the Sangamon County Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Task Force is to reduce the impact of natural hazards on citizens, infrastructure, private property, and critical facilities through a combined effort of communities, institutions, and citizenry to develop a mitigation action plan that will be adopted and implemented by each participating community.


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Citizen Survey

What do we need to know?


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