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Hazard Mitigation Plan

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The City of Ann Arbor Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA in 2012. It identifies and assesses hazards, analyzes particular vulnerabilities to hazards and addresses feasible mitigation strategies.

The City of Ann Arbor is currently engaged in a hazard mitigation planning process update to become less vulnerable to natural, manmade and technological disasters.

Hazard mitigation means reducing the impact of hazards on people and property. A hazard mitigation plan identifies current and projected natural, man-made and technological hazard risks that may impact Ann Arbor and works to develop a strategy to reduce these risks. By completing this plan, the city not only increases its resilience to hazards, but maintains eligibility for state and federal hazard mitigation funding. The plan update is required every five years. This update is being completed with federal grant funding assistance. 

Because community participation is integral to the planning process, public meeting and feedback opportunities are being offered. 

Public Meetings

September 11, 2017
Please join us for an update on the City of Ann Arbor's Hazard Mitigation plan process by attending a second public meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Larcom City Hall basement conference room A (301 E. Huron St.). This is an opportunity for the pubic to be involved in the planning process and for individuals to learn more about potential hazards that may impact the city.

August 2, 2017
The city held a public meeting on Aug. 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Larcom City Hall to kick off the update of the City of Ann Arbor's Hazard Mitigation Plan. This was an opportunity for residents to learn more about — and be involved in — the process and to contribute to plan development.

Online Survey

The City of Ann Arbor wants to hear from you! In addition to public meetings, a survey is available to provide an opportunity to share opinions and participate in the City of Ann Arbor Hazard Mitigation Plan process. The survey deadline is Sunday, September 3. 

​Rick Norman
Director of Emergency Management