You can watch the Hazard Mitigation Meeting HERE

EM Event 2024

Supervisor Sam Previti proud to host another Town Hall with our Emergency Management Liaison Dan Last, Fire Chief Tyrell, County Commissioner Don Brown and County Officials from Macomb County who are seeking public input on Hazard Mitigation Plan Five-year plan to be updated this year!

Macomb County Emergency Management and Communications is seeking the public’s input on its Hazard Mitigation Plan for the period of 2025-2030 to be prepared for a crisis and eligible for federal funding.

The plan identifies natural and human-caused hazards and the threats those hazards cause to the population, property and the economy, as well as efforts that can be taken to reduce the risks associated with those threats, county officials said in a news release.

An updated Hazard Mitigation Plan is required to access multiple sources of federal disaster relief funding under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program, officials said. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires a plan to be updated every five years in order to remain current.

To develop a comprehensive plan, county officials will seek input from residents, community leaders, business owners and other organizations into the planning process. Beginning Thursday, the county will host a series of three presentations to introduce the public to the plan and highlight areas where the community can get involved.

Residents will have the opportunity to hear from county experts about what hazards pose the greatest risk to the community; the community’s perception of the hazards that may impact them the most; practical emergency-preparedness tips individuals and families can implement and how the county and local communities will incorporate public input into the process, officials said.

Examples of hazard mitigation measures identified through best practices include: Installation of emergency backup generators at critical facilities, construction of walls and barriers to protect flood-prone areas, and construction of community storm shelters in high-density residential areas that are disproportionately impacted by severe weather.

A draft of the plan will be made available for public review prior to submission to the state for approval. If you cannot attend you can watch on-line live or recorded at

Questions regarding the hazard mitigation plan can be directed to county Emergency Management by calling 586-469-5270 or emailing

Other Town Hall Events and locations available:

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at New Haven Village Hall, 57775 Main St, New Haven; and
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the Maybelle Burnette Library, 23345 Van Dyke Ave, Warren.