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Hazard Mitigation in Newaygo County

The Newaygo County Hazard Management Plan was developed by Newaygo County Emergency Services and WMSRDC in conjunction with the Newaygo County Local Emergency Planning Team, the state of Michigan, and interested members of the public. This edition of the plan is an update of the original plan which became effective in 2008.

The hazard management plan provides the foundation for evaluation of land use and development in the county from a hazard mitigation perspective, which will protect lives and property in the community. It is intended that all future development decisions in Newaygo County will consider hazard vulnerability reduction as a standard business practice and that such considerations will be incorporated into land use plans and zoning ordinances, as appropriate. The intent of the hazard management plan is not to limit development, but to ensure that all development avoids the possibility of damage from natural and technological hazards to the extent practicable.

Please click on this link to the Newaygo County Emergency Services website, where the Newaygo Hazard Management Plan can be accessed.