March 1, 2022
Are you prepared?
Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Questionnaire
Lake County is currently updating our community All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, and we want to hear from you!
As part of the plan update, Lake County is conducting a study to better understand the emergency preparedness needs and risk perceptions of residents. Lake County has created an online questionnaire that should only take about 10 minutes to complete. All responses are confidential, and participation is voluntary.
Why You Should Complete the Questionnaire
You may be asking what is the All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (ANHMP)? Well in 2006, Lake County and participating municipalities created an ANHMP to identify activities and projects to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards such as tornadoes, floods and severe storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires communities to develop and adopt a FEMA-approved ANHMP in order to be eligible for hazard mitigation grant funds. The ANHMP is required to be updated and re-adopted every five years to maintain grant eligibility.
This plan has helped Lake County remain eligible for millions of dollars in grant funds thus enabling the community to mitigate natural hazards, especially flooding. Mitigation is essential because there are an increasing number of flood events, escalating costs for response and recovery, and repetitive loss from those events in Lake County.
Many of the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission's day-to-day operations focus on flood mitigation efforts, and regularly fund projects to reduce or eliminate flood damages with those grants.
Your participation in this survey is not only welcomed but critical in assisting us update our plan to better serve you.
For more information about the ANHMP, visit Lake County's website.