Hazard Mitigation Plan 2014 Update
Walworth County has initiated a project to update the 2009 - 2013 natural hazards
mitigation plan for the County along with the towns, cities, and villages. A
natural hazards mitigation plan is a document that evaluates natural hazards
that could negatively affect county residents and identifies those things
that can be done to mitigate their negative effects.
To qualify for Federal funding for
hazard mitigation projects, a community must have an approved plan. In
addition, it is anticipated that implementation of this plan will:
minimize damage from
natural disasters that do occur
save taxpayer’s money
because less money will be spent on post-disaster recovery activities
help communities and
residents respond to and recover more quickly from natural disasters that
Who was Involved?
steering committee has been formed to prepare the initial draft of the plan.
Members will include county staff, local officials, and county residents.
units of government are encouraged to participate in the preparation of the
John Ennis is the Emergency Management Director for Walworth County
and will serve as the project supervisor.
Civi Tek Consulting of Lake Mills
Wisconsin, has been hired to help update the 2009 - 2013 plan and Tim Schwecke, AICP, is the
project manager. You can reach him at (920) 728-2814 or at
Walworth County Emergency Management hosted a public meeting in
Elkhorn to review
the Countywide draft natural hazards mitigation plan and accept public
Emergency Management Divison notifed Walworth County Emergency Management on
April 14th, 2015 that FEMA had approved the final draft. The Plan is
CURRENT VERSION - Approved by FEMA and State of Wisconsion Emergency
Approved Plan April 2015
Document for Cities and Villages
IAll Cities and Vilalges in Walworth County Adopted
the Natural Hazards Plan.
If you have any questions about this project or
to get more information, you may contact Lt. John Ennis, Emergency
Management Director, at:
1770 Cty Road
PO Box 1004