Hazard Mitigation Plan
Peoria County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan: Update 2016
July 7, 2017 - The Hazard Mitigation Plan has been submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) for review and recommendation. Once IEMA has completed their review, the Plan will be forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approval. Upon approval by FEMA, the Plan will be taken to the Peoria County Board for adoption. It is anticipated the Plan will go before the Board in Winter 2017. Once adopted, a full copy of the Plan will be available on this site.
April 17, 2017 - Floods, thunderstorms, and severe winter weather often cause devastating impacts in Peoria County. Would you like to learn more about what Peoria County is doing to minimize the impacts of these and other natural and man-made hazards? A draft of Peoria County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment. The Plan assesses risks posed by natural and man-made hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows Peoria County to maintain eligibility for mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) that includes representatives from the County is currently updating the Plan with assistance from a consultant. During the Plan update process the HMPC has revisited and updated the Plan’s vulnerability assessment, goals and objectives, and mitigation projects. The HMPC is now seeking public comment and input on the draft plan update.
Public Comment Period
The public comment period was offered between April 17 through April 28, 2017.
Please complete the feedback form (PDF) and return it to the Department of Planning & Zoning to ensure your questions, comments, and concerns have been addressed.
For more information, please contact Peoria County Planning & Zoning. Or visit Peoria County on Facebook or Twitter for meeting notifications and updates.
Peoria County, Illinois, is developing a Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to better protect the people and property of the unincorporated areas of Peoria County from the effects of natural and man-made hazard events. The plan development process identifies hazards that threaten the County, determines the likely impacts of those hazards, sets mitigation goals, and prioritizes appropriate strategies for implementation to lessen impacts. The plan demonstrates the County’s commitment to reducing risks from hazards and serves as a tool to help decision makers direct mitigation activities and resources. In addition, the Plan is part of an annual process undertaken by Peoria County that reduces flood insurance premiums by 25% for Peoria County homeowners, and aids the County’s ongoing flood risk reduction efforts. Peoria County residents and stakeholders are encouraged to participate throughout the planning process and provide comments on the identified hazards, mitigation strategies, and final mitigation plan document.
Risks to Citizens of Peoria County
The following hazards have been identified as posing a risk to the citizens of Peoria County:
- Severe Storms & Tornados
- Winter Storms
- Land/Mine Subsidence
- Extreme Heat
Did we miss something? Please complete our survey to assist the County as we move forward with plan development. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
Be sure to check out the Peoria County Flood Information Page for more information on Peoria County's efforts to reduce future flood losses. For questions, comments, or more information please contact Andrew Braun.