2016 Updated Plan
The McHenry County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan has been updated and approved by Resolution by the County Board on September 19, 2017. A copy of the plan is below:
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The McHenry County Hazard Mitigation Committee will review the previous McHenry County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (2010 Plan) including the annual reports conducted to evaluate and monitor progress on its implementation. The annual evaluation allows for the assessment of efforts to determine if other issues need to be added based on input or occurrences. The Committee will reexamine the natural hazards facing McHenry County, establish mitigation goals, evaluate existing activities throughout the County, and recommend additional mitigation steps that are appropriate to protect people, property and other assets of McHenry County. The updated Plan will provide the County, its municipalities and townships, and other participating agencies and institutions with direction for enhancing current and future mitigation efforts.
All interested jurisdictions and agencies are invited to participate in the planning effort. The effort will foster relationship between the county, larger communities and the rural communities. Other stakeholders, such as the Red Cross, colleges, watershed groups and conservation districts, are also invited. Public participation remains a vital part of the planning process and will include meetings open to the public, and notification to the media of all meetings, reports, and updates.
We need your help! McHenry County and all the communities within are currently engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to natural disasters. Your participation in this brief survey is very important to ensure your voice is heard. The county is working to update its 2010 Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, which must be updated every five years per federal regulations. The purpose of this Plan is to identify and assess our community’s natural hazard risks and determine how to best reduce or manage those risks. This questionnaire provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events.
Meetings will be held on October 15, 2015, January 21, 2016, and March 3, 2016, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm, at the McHenry County Mental Health Building, 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake, IL 60012.
Below you can find the related documents.
- McHenry NHMP 2016 Draft
- 2016 Draft Review
- **2016 Draft Public Review Plan**
- March 3, 2016 Minutes
- March 3, 2016 Public Meeting
- Meeting Minutes October 15, 2015
- October 15, 2015 Agenda & Presentation
- Meeting Minutes September 3, 2015
- September 3, 2015 Agenda
- Color Coded 2010 Action Items
- Mitigation Plan Public Survey
- In-Kind Hours Form
- McHenry County HMP_ Community_Questionnaire
- Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan August2017
2010 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
Hazard mitigation planning is the first of the five phases of emergency management, followed by protection, preparedness, response, and recovery. In December of 2010, EMA released McHenry County's Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, a guideline for protecting the McHenry County from the effects of natural hazards. The Plan also made county agencies eligible to receive certain federal mitigation funding that is used to lessen the impact of the hazards that threaten the county. The Plan was developed with the cooperation and assistance of county-wide governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders.
Below you can find the plan and related documents.
- Hazard Mitigation Plan Review 11042014
- Hazard Mitigation Plan Review 1152013
- Hazard Mitigation Plan Review 11/09/2012
- Hazard Mitigation Plan Review 11/10/2011
- Plan Adoption Record
- McHenry Hazard Mitigation Plan 2010 Final
- Mitigation Plan Adopt Instructions
- Mitigation Executive Plan Summary 2010
- McHenry Mitigation Plan FAQs 2010
- Mitigation Community Presentation 2010
- Municipal Resolution Mitigation Plan
- Township Mitigation Plan Adoption Resolution