The Community of Ann Arbor has historically worked together and risen to the challenge whenever natural and manmade disasters have affected the community. Whether you are a resident, public official, city employee or businessperson, your commitment to teamwork and participation is the key asset when handling any emergency situation. Everyone in the community has a role to play in making the outcome a success.
If, and when, we ever face adversity brought on by a natural calamity or man-made disaster, we are better prepared to confront the dilemma with an enhanced level of confidence through thorough and effective planning. This, however, is but a portion of the successful resolution to a community-wide or localized disaster. It’s the character, determination, and the volunteer nature of our residents and business community that will truly set us apart from many others. Please consider these preparedness suggestions/ recommendations and take action, beginning with your own household.
Team together before the next emergency or disaster occurs. This would be an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors and form your own neighborhood association or group to help each other in planning for emergency situations. One group that already exists is the Ann Arbor Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Program, which has more than 500 teams. For more information, contact Deborah Cauffiel at 734.794.6933 ext. 49346.
Most of the information contained on this webpage is available in pamphlet form by calling 734.794.6980 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Citizen comments regarding the Hazard Mitigation Plan should be directed to Director of Emergency Management Rick Norman via e-mail at email@example.com; phone 734.794.6980; or mailed to City of Ann Arbor, Safety Services/Police Department, attention Rick Norman, 301 E. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Comments received will be considered in subsequent updates of this plan. A hard copy of the plan also is available to view from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St.Click here to view the 2012 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Links to other Web Sites
Ann Arbor Local Emergency Planning Committee
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Washtenaw County Emergency Management Division
University of Michigan Emergency Management
Michigan State Police/Emergency Management Division
American Red Cross
The Salvation Army