CITY OF NORTHLAKE IS INVOLVED IN DRAFT PLAN TO PREPARE FOR IMPACTS OF NATURAL HAZARDS

Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin announced the City of Northlake and a coalition of Cook County cities, villages and agencies are creating a comprehensive hazard mitigation plan to prepare for natural disasters and their impact. The coalition was formed to pool resources and create a uniform hazard mitigation strategy.

The plan is to reduce the county’s vulnerabilities to natural hazards, such as floods, snowstorms and tornadoes, to protect the health, safety, welfare and economies of communities in Cook County. This is done by identifying cost-effective strategies to lessen the impacts of natural hazards.

Currently, 115 of the county’s 134 municipalities have partnered with the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in a planning process that will take approximately 11 months to complete. During this process, residents can contribute by sharing information about an area’s vulnerability to hazards based on past experience. Public involvement will also be solicited at meetings, on the county’s homeland security websites and in questionnaires.

For more information about the hazard mitigation plan, meeting locations and plan updates, visit www.cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/hazard-mitigation-plan/

Members of the public who have questions or want to provide comments, may visit www.cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/public-comments

 

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