Calhoun County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

Calhoun County NHMP Update Plan Summary

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Calhoun County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan update

The Calhoun County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan details the natural hazard events that have previously impacted the County.  The Plan also identifies activities and projects that can reduce or eliminate the risk to people and property from these hazards before an event occurs.

The Plan update will be available for public review and comment from May 14 through May 21, 2020.  Public comments will be used to make any revisions needed before the Plan is submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA.


Cover & Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Planning Process

3.0 Risk Assessment

4.0 Mitigation Strategy

5.0 Plan Maintenance

6.0 Plan Adoption

Appendix A – Meeting Attendance Sheets

Appendix B – Meeting Minutes

Appendix C – Citizen Questionnaire

Appendix D – Frequently Asked Questions

Appendix E – Media Outlets

Appendix F – Press Releases and News Articles

Appendix G – PF Plan Summary Sheet

Appendix H – Plan Comment Sheet

Appendix I – Adjacent Counties Memo

Appendix J – Risk Tables

Appendix K – Closures Related to Flood

Appendix L – Firm Panels

Appendix M – Levee Maps

Appendix N – 2011 Mitigation Project List


Comments, concerns, and questions may be submitted through May 21, 2020 by completing this survey:

You may also email Gene Breden, Calhoun County ESDA Coordinator at or Zachary Krug, American Environmental Corp. at


The Calhoun County Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee prepared this draft Plan update under the direction of the Calhoun County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency.  Technical assistance was provided from state and federal agencies, as well as a consultant specializing in emergency management planning.

The Committee is comprised of representatives from:

  • various County departments
  • Batchtown
  • Brussels
  • Hamburg
  • Hardin
  • Kampsville
  • Center for American Archeology
  • North Calhoun Fire Protection District
  • the Public