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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Effort
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Calumet County 2007 All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
2007 Calumet County Mitigation Plan Approval Letter State & FEMA
2007 Calumet County All-Hazards Mitigation Plan (7.2 MB)

    Mitigation Plans
    form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.

    An update of the Mitigation Plan was begun in 2012 and is continuing, with an expected completion Fall of 2014

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Goals:
  • Minimize human, economic and environmental disruption and reduce the potential for injury/loss of life and property damages from natural hazards.
  • Enhance public education about disaster preparedness and resilience, and expand community awareness of natural hazards.
  • Encourage and promote continued comprehensive hazard mitigation planning, and as appropriate take action in each local community.
  • Support coordination and collaboration among local and county officials, non-governmental organizations, business community and the public regarding hazard mitigation activities.
  • Improve the disaster resistance of new, expanded, and renovated buildings, structures, and infrastructure.

Disaster Mitigation and Resiliency Links
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Reducing the Impact of Disasters Through Education
Hazards and Vulnerabilities Research Institute (HVRI) In addition to basic research, HVRI facilitates local, state, and federal government efforts to improve emergency preparedness, planning, and response and disaster resilience through its outreach activities
 Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s suite of FORTIFIED programs is dedicated to improving the quality of residential and light commercial buildings. The FORTIFIED programs feature practical, meaningful solutions for new as well as existing structures throughout the United States

Engineering Principles and Practices of Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Structures, Third Edition - FEMA

The third edition of this document is intended to further aid homeowners in selecting and successfully executing a flood retrofit on their home. Engineering design and economic guidance on what constitutes feasible and cost-effective retrofitting measures for flood-prone residential and non-residential structures are presented. Elevation, relocation, dry floodproofing, wet floodproofing, and the use of levees and floodwalls to mitigate flood hazards are discussed.

Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings

The purpose of this Guide is to provide guidance on how to improve the wind resistance of existing residential buildings in Mississippi and across the Gulf Coast. Although this Guide was developed to support initiatives in the Gulf Coast region, the content of this document should serve as guidance on retrofitting existing buildings for improved performance during high-wind events in all coastal regions.

Sinkhole Info From USGS Recent sinkhole incidents around the nation makes one wonder if that is a hazard in Calumet County
DNR - Floodplain Management


Please Check Out the

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Website (FLASH)

FLASH  Mission

To promote life safety, property protection and resiliency by empowering the community with knowledge and resources for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and man-made disasters.

Excellent Website and Very Useful Stories & Information

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