Vol. I. Comprehensive Plan
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Prerequisites
Chapter 3 Community Profiles
Chapter 4 Planning Process
Chapter 5A Risk Assessment
Chapter 5B Risk Assessment
Chapter 6 Mitigation Strategies
Chapter 7 Plan Maintenance Process
Vol II. Community Action Programs
The Marshall County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee encourages the public, government agencies, colleges and universities, neighboring jurisdictions, businesses and industries,and others concerned with hazard mitigation to become involved in the process of updating the 2014 Marshall County, Alabama, Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Please review the information presented here and contribute your ideas and recommendations for planning to make Marshall County communities safer communities.
The 2014 Plan is a multi-jurisdictional guide for all Marshall County communities. Participating jurisdictions include the cities of Albertville, Arab, Boaz, and Guntersville, the towns of Grant, Douglas, and Union Grove, and the boards of education for Marshall County, Albertville, Arab, Boaz, and Guntersville. It fulfills the requirements of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) as administered by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV.
The planning process began in January 2004 with the appointment of the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) by the Local Emergency Planning Committee of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). The committee first convened in January 2004. In July 2004, the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan plan was approved and adopted by the county and all participating municipalities. The HMPC reconvened in January 2009 to update the 2004 plan as the 2009 Marshall County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which addresses man-made hazards in addition to natural hazards. The HMPC has again recovened for this 2014 update. The 2014 planning process continues the unified approach among all Marshall County communities to guide their ongoing efforts to mitigate vulnerabilities.
The Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee convenes regularly to oversee the drafting of the 2014 plan update. Meetings are held in the offices of the Marshall County EMA and are open to the public and all interested agencies. A community meeting, to be held during the final drafting stage of the plan, will provide additional opportunities for public review and comments. Committee representatives participate in plan exercises and other activities throughout the planning process. In the end, the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee will approve the final draft plan and recommend its adoption to all participating jurisdictions.
HMPC Meeting Schedule
Click here for Community Survey.
The plan elements listed below, with a hyperlink, are presented here for public review and comment, as they are completed. Please review the plan as it is drafted,and email your comments and suggestions to us at email@example.com .
The Marshall County EMA serves as the lead local agency supporting the drafting, adoption, and ongoing implementation of the plan. The EMA supports committee activities and represents the interests of all Marshall County jurisdictions and agencies.
The planning consulting firm of Lehe Planning, LLC, has been retained by the Marshall County Commission to draft the plan and guide the planning process under the direction of the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee and the Marshall County EMA.