The federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000)  was approved by Congress on October 10, 2000. Along with other specifications, this act required state and local governments to develop hazard mitigation plans as a condition for federal grant assistance—reinforcing the importance of pre-disaster infrastructure mitigation planning to reduce disaster losses nationwide.

Cook County is currently working on a Hazard Mitigation plan which will cover over 120 communities. This is the largest plan of this type in the United States and is expected to be completed by mid-2014. River Forest is a Planning Partner for this project.

The draft Cook County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan (HMP) is nearly complete and will soon enter the public comment period for the draft plan. As part of the public comment period, there will be three open public meetings the week of May 26. 

The meetings will be held from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM with a brief presentation beginning at 6:45 PM. Following the presentation, members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions or provide comments on the draft HMP. In addition, the maps prepared to illustrate the location and extent of the natural hazards in Cook County will be on display. The public meeting information is as follows:

May 27 - City of Berwyn
Berwyn Police Department
6401 West 31st Street, Berwyn, IL 60402

May 28 - Village of Orland Park
Orland Fire Protection District
9790 West 151st Street, Orland Park, IL 60462

May 29 - Village of Glenview
Glenview Fire Department
2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026

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Below are two links for the Cook County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The first is a link the Cook County Hazard Mitigation Plan, and the second is a survey they would like all our resident to take.

Cook County Hazard Mitigation

Resident Survey