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Hazard Mitigation Plan:Update 2016

Peoria County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

July 7. 2017 - The Hazard Mitigation Plan has been submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) for review and recommendation. Once IEMA has completed their review, the Plan will be forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approval. Upon approval by FEMA, the Plan will be taken to the Peoria County Board for adoption. It is anticipated the Plan will go before the Board in Winter 2017. Once adopted, a full copy of the Plan will be available on this site.

April 17, 2017 – Floods, thunderstorms, and severe winter weather often cause devastating impacts in Peoria County.  Would you like to learn more about what Peoria County is doing to minimize the impacts of these and other natural and man-made hazards?  A draft of Peoria County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment.  The Plan assesses risks posed by natural and man-made hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows Peoria County to maintain eligibility for mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) that includes representatives from the County is currently updating the Plan with assistance from a consultant.  During the Plan update process the HMPC has revisited and updated the Plan’s vulnerability assessment, goals and objectives, and mitigation projects.  The HMPC is now seeking public comment and input on the draft plan update. 

The public comment period was offered between April 17 through April 28, 2017. 









Please complete the FEEDBACK FORM and return it to the Department of Planning & Zoning to ensure your questions, comments, and concerns have been addressed.

For more information, please contact Peoria County Planning & Zoning

Peoria County Courthouse, Room 301. Office Houses: Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Tel: (309) 672-6915, Fax (309) 672-6075, or visit Peoria County on Facebook or Twitter for meeting notifications and updates

Peoria County, Illinois, is developing a Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to better protect the people and property of the unincorporated areas of Peoria County from the effects of natural and man-made hazard events.  The plan development process identifies hazards that threaten the County, determines the likely impacts of those hazards, sets mitigation goals, and prioritizes appropriate strategies for implementation to lessen impacts.  The plan demonstrates the County’s commitment to reducing risks from hazards and serves as a tool to help decision makers direct mitigation activities and resources.  In addition, the Plan is part of an annual process undertaken by Peoria County that reduces flood insurance premiums by 25% for Peoria County homeowners, and aids the County’s ongoing flood risk reduction efforts.  Peoria County residents and stakeholders are encouraged to participate throughout the planning process and provide comments on the identified hazards, mitigation strategies, and final mitigation plan document.

The following hazards have been identified as posing a risk to the citizens of Peoria County:

  • Flood
  • Severe Storms & Tornados
  • Winter Storms
  • Land/Mine Subsidence
  • Landslide
  • Drought
  • Extreme Heat
  • Wildfire
  • Earthquake

Did we miss something? Please complete our survey to assist the County as we move forward with plan development. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!


Recent Hazard Mitigation Plan Events

Public Open House
March 21, 2016
Peoria County Courthouse Room 402
Meeting Summary

Emergency Expo
Shoppes at Grand Prairie 
June 17*, 2015 
4:00 - 7:00pm
FREE & open to the public 

* rain date is June 18; same time, location

Peoria County is hosting the 10th Annual Emergency Expo at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie on June 17, 2015. This event is free and open to the public; great for children & families. Over twenty local emergency response agencies are participating by displaying their emergency equipment for the public to explore & experience. Come not only to see the equipment, but to the meet the first responders who will answer questions and offer tips for preventing and/or handling emergency situations and learn more about Peoria County's Hazard Mitigation Update process.

ICC Adult Community Programs 
Illinois Central College's North Campus
Hickory Hall
5407 North University St
FREE & open to the public

Each spring and fall, Peoria County Government offers free educational seminars through Illinois Central College's Adult Community Programs. All Peoria County seminars are free and open to interested persons. Seating is limited. You can register for a seminar by calling 690-6900 or visiting ICC's website and select "Know Your Community" from the workshop catalog.

All sessions are taught at ICC's North Campus on University Street, unless otherwise stated.

Weigh in on Hazard Mitigation
Thursday, September 15
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Peoria County is seeking input from its residents on the county's five-year Local Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan. During this educational session, Planning & Zoning staff will describe the most likely hazards to affect our region and provide an overview of the mitigation plan that offers guidance and identifies strategies for reducing the risk and impact these hazards have on the community. Residents are encouraged to learn more about the plan and offer feedback before its adoption later this year.

Public Open House

October 19, 2016

Alpha Park Library

3527 Airport Rd. Peoria, IL

Attend this OPEN HOUSE to learn about the most likely hazards to affect

our region and provide input on potential mitigation actions. Residents are encouraged to learn more

about the plan and offer feedback before its adoption later this year.



Hazard Mitigation Plan Documents:

Existing Hazard/Disaster Planning Documents:
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 2010
Heart of Illinois Project Impact Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan 2004
Kickapoo Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan 1997
Illinois River Hazard Mitigation Plan 1985 (Updated September 2001)
Planning Recovery In Downtown Elmwood: Elmwood Disaster Recovery Plan 2010
Peoria County Disaster Recovery Ordinance


Be sure to check out the Peoria County Flood Information Page for more information on Peoria County's efforts to reduce future flood losses.

For questions, comments, or more information please contact Andrew Braun

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