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Final Kalkaska County 2023 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan submitted to MSP/FEMA for review

1/10/2024 Letter from FEMA - Plan Approved Pending Receipt of Local Adoptions

1/23/2024 Letter from FEMA - Plan Approved


Update Process
Phase I: Data collection and community survey

  • An online survey was available from 11/2/2021 to 2/20/2022 to obtain input on past projects, hazard events, and potential mitigation strategies.  The survey results will inform the direction of the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.

Phase II: Hazard identification and risk assessment

Phase III: Review and update hazard mitigation goals, priority areas, and implementation strategies.

Phase IV: Draft plan public comment period. Post the plan electronically and meet with the public for comments.  Incorporate feedback from the public review period and make final edits to the plan.

Phase V: Plan Adoption. Facilitate the plan adoption process with the County Board of Commissioners and local officials.


Meetings and Documentation
Hazard Mitigation Plan work meetings and documentation will be posted here as they become available. All meetings are open to the public. 

Kalkaska County (Local Planning Team or LPT/Local Emergency Planning Committee or LEPC) Meetings 
are held in person and via Zoom* at 9:30 am, Annex Building Conference Room, 890 Island Lake Rd., Kalkaska, MI 49646 *Please contact the Kalkaska Emergency Management Coordinator if you would like to attend via Zoom!*

Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.
- Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission