Hazard Mitigation Planning

Preventing Damages Caused By Storms

 Severe weather in the form of floods, thunderstorms, snow storms and tornadoes cause damage to property and human health in Illinois every year. Carroll County is beginning the process of developing a plan to help reduce the damages caused by storms.  This plan, called the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, will focus on prevention.  The County already has an emergency response plan.

Why Plan? 

Preparing this plan will help accomplish three objectives: 

  1. Raise public awareness about storm damage;
  2. Identify activities and projects that can help prevent and reduce specific types of damage caused by storms; and
  3. Make Carroll County and Municipalities who participate eligible for federal funding for these activities and projects. 

How Can I Participate?

There will be numerous opportunities for Carroll County residents to participate. Information about how to participate will be posted on this website and announced through other methods such as the news media and postings at County and municipal offices.  There is a questionnaire that you can fill out and submit for your input to help with the planning process.  Click on the link at the bottom of the page to get the questionnaire.

Rather than prepare a plan and request public comment, an ongoing dialogue to ensure meaningful participation will be conducted throughout the development of the plan.

  • Persons representing agriculture, business, emergency management, government, insurance, law enforcement, public health, public works, and roads  among other interests from across the County will be asked to provide input and serve on a Hazard Mitigation Committee.
  • Working sessions, open to the public, of the Hazard Mitigation Committee will be conducted to help prepare this plan and obtain comment.
  • Sections of the plan will be made available as they are drafted for public comment.
  • A public forum and public comment period will be provided for residents to view the entire draft plan and ask questions or comment.

Who Can I Contact For More Information?

Questions about the plan and the planning process should be directed to

Carroll County Courthouse
301 North Main Street
Mt. Carroll, IL61053

Carroll County Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Forum Tonight Online, Aug 27, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Meeting Handouts

Attached below are three handouts for the Public Forum.  The first contains the agenda, plan summary sheet, meeting minutes and draft adoption resolution.  The second contains the mitigation action tables for each participating jurisdiction.  Please look them over one last time to see if there are any additions or changes you would like to see made.  The final handout includes funding source information for various agencies.

Participation Guidelines for Digital Meetings

  • If you have not used GoToMeetings before, please connect to the meeting at least 5 minutes before the start time to ensure your connection is working properly.  If for any reason you encounter technical difficulties accessing the Public Forum, please contact Andrea via her cell phone at 217-299-9385.
  • Please mute your phone or computer when not speaking.  Do not use the “on hold” function of your device, as this may begin playing “on hold” music and disrupt the meeting.
  • Given the size and number of participants expected for the Public Forum, we will mute all participants while presenting information and will open the line for comments and questions afterwards.
  • When we open the meeting for comments and questions, please identify yourself before speaking.

To view or download a draft copy of the Hazard Mitigation Plan go to: https://americanenvironmental.sharefile.com/share/view/289ab3033a004794
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Lastly, a plan summary sheet and comment survey6 documents

  • Carroll County Questionnaire
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  • 08272020_Meeting_Packet_-_Carroll_Co._NHMP_Update
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  • Mitigation_Action_Tables_-_Carroll_NHMP_Update_Text_08272020
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  • Potential_Funding_Sources_for_Mitigation_Projects
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  • Carroll_Co._NHMP_Update_-_Comment_Sheet
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