Saginaw County Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Saginaw County Hazard Mitigation Plan is currently being updated.
YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED – Please take a few minutes to answer some questions about our area's hazards (floods, severe weather, etc.). LINK TO SURVEY
Saginaw County and local jurisdictions are working on an update to its Hazard Mitigation Plan. Your comments and answers to a few questions will help improve the plan. When a draft plan is complete (early 2023), it will also be posted on this webpage for comments.
What is the Saginaw County Hazard Mitigation Plan?
A Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies and ranks hazards that a jurisdiction may be vulnerable to and is required by FEMA for jurisdictions to be eligible for certain Federal Grants. In addition to hazard identification, the plan may provide mitigation strategies for high-risk hazards. Risk = probability x impact.
While each jurisdiction can create its plan, historically, Saginaw County Emergency Management has created a multijurisdictional plan that covers every Saginaw County jurisdiction that wishes to participate. FEMA requires this plan to be updated every five years.
What is Hazard Mitigation?
Hazard mitigation is the work done before a disaster occurs to lessen the severity of future disasters and make the community more resilient.
Successful hazard mitigation projects protect lives and property and save the community money in the long run. FEMA estimated that for every dollar spent on hazard mitigation, up to six dollars are saved when disaster strikes.
What Hazards Are Covered in This Plan?
While FEMA only requires the plan to cover natural hazards, Saginaw County Emergency Management, with input from the Saginaw County Emergency Preparedness Council, has historically included natural, technological, and human-caused hazards in the plan.