Washington County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Local officials worked together to develop a plan which aims to reduce Washington County’s overall risk from future hazard events such as flooding, tornadoes and winter storms. The plan was funded by a FEMA grant. The plan was developed through a joint effort between the County’s Office of Emergency Management, the Planning and Parks Department, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) and all 20 Washington County local jurisdictions.

Engaging in all hazards mitigation provides jurisdictions with a number of benefits.
Benefits include reduced loss of life, property, essential services, critical facilities and economic hardship and reduced short-term and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs. The community also gains increased cooperation and communication through the planning process and increased potential for state and federal funding for mitigation projects.

Click here to view the Washington County Hazard Mitigation Plan.