200 N. Lafayette Street | Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-5571 
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JERSEY COUNTY

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Jersey County Mitigation Plan

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “Hazard Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters”. By developing its own Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, Jersey County has sought to mitigate damage before disaster strikes. The plan is a community-driven, living document that is updated every five years, and involves public input, risk assessment, and mitigation strategy. Having a mitigation plan is intended to increase awareness of hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities in order to reduce risks, focus resources, and communicate priorities to state and federal officials in the event of a disaster.

2015 Mitigation Plan Update

Invitation to the Public

The public is invited to participate in the update of the 2016 Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Jersey County has contracted with Two Rivers Emergency, LLC for the update and is planning future meetings to provide a forum for public input.  Fore more information contact the Code Office at 618-498-5571 Ext 146.

The Jersey County Code Administration Office is finalizing its Hazard Mitigation Plan draft prior to submission to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA for review and approval. The plan assesses natural hazards’ risks and vulnerabilities to the county, its municipalities, and school district. It provides recommendations to increase their hazard resiliency and reduce risk. In doing so, these actions aim to protect property and those who reside within the county.

 Due to current conditions, the draft plan will not be available for viewing in person, but is instead available online in PDF format at: www.tworiversem.com/jerseycountyil/. We invite you to take the next two weeks to review the draft, provide any input you may have, or ask any related questions. Please direct all inquiries to: tony@tworiversem.com.

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