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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.

Public Comments Sought    

The draft of the 2017_Ann_Arbor_Hazard_Mitigation_Plan Update (Large PDF 15 MB) is now available for public review and comment. Comments and questions will be received until October 27, 2017 and can be directed to Rick Norman, City Emergency Management Director at

This federally required plan, developed with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ensures that plan participants remain eligible for hazard mitigation project funding. Please note, comments received after compliance review has been completed will be considered for future updates of this plan.

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, online feedback opportunities and public comments are offered.

Public Meeting Dates

September 11, 2017
The City held a Hazard Mitigation plan process meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Larcom City Hall basement conference room A (301 E. Huron St.). 

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

In addition to public meetings, the City of Ann Arbor offered an online survey opportunity for individuals to share opinions and participate in the City of Ann Arbor Hazard Mitigation Plan process. The survey deadline was September 3. 

​Rick Norman
Director of Emergency Management