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File #: 19-5348    Version: 1 Name: ADOPTION OF THE 2019 COOK COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 8/28/2019 In control: Emergency Management and Regional Security Committee
On agenda: 9/5/2019 Final action: 9/26/2019
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION ADOPTION OF THE 2019 COOK COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners ("Board") recognizes the threat that natural hazards pose to people and property within our community; and WHEREAS, The Board recognizes the importance of reducing or eliminating vulnerability to disasters caused by natural hazards for the overall good and welfare of the community; and WHEREAS, on October 10, 2000, the U.S. Congress passed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 ("Act") which provides the legal framework for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation, planning requirements for state, local, and tribal governments as a condition of mitigation grant assistance emphasizing the need for pre-disaster mitigation of potential hazards; and WHEREAS, as a condition of future funding for mitigation projects, the Act requires jurisdictions to prepare and adopt hazard mitigation plan to identify and address certain vulnera...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
Attachments: 1. DHSEM HMP Plan Briefing 9-25-19
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

ADOPTION OF THE 2019 COOK COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners ("Board") recognizes the threat that natural hazards pose to people and property within our community; and

WHEREAS, The Board recognizes the importance of reducing or eliminating vulnerability to disasters caused by natural hazards for the overall good and welfare of the community; and

WHEREAS, on October 10, 2000, the U.S. Congress passed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 ("Act") which provides the legal framework for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation, planning requirements for state, local, and tribal governments as a condition of mitigation grant assistance emphasizing the need for pre-disaster mitigation of potential hazards; and

WHEREAS, as a condition of future funding for mitigation projects, the Act requires jurisdictions to prepare and adopt hazard mitigation plan to identify and address certain vulnerabilities that exist prior to and during a disaster; and

WHEREAS, FEMA supports post-disaster grant funding through the Hazards Mitigation Grant Program, which has as a condition of funding eligibility, a requirement for jurisdictions to prepare and adopt a hazard mitigation plan; and

WHEREAS, on September 10, 2014, the Board adopted the Cook County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan ("2014 Plan"), which represented 115 Cook County jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS, to maintain continued eligibility for FEMA mitigation grant assistance programs the Act requires a hazard mitigation plan be updated every five years; and

WHEREAS, Cook County, through its Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management ("DHSEM") has evaluated the hazards, risks, and mitigation measures identified in the 2014 Plan, and incorporated the results of these evaluations into a two-volume updated plan ("2019 Plan") composed of Volume 1 - Planning-Area-Wide-Elements and Volume 2 - Planning...

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