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Saginaw County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The FEMA approved Saginaw County Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by the County Board on May 16, 2023.  The plan is valid until June 1, 2028.  The plan can be viewed by clicking on the link below.


Should you have any questions or comments on the plan, please contact the Saginaw County OEM at



What is the Saginaw County Hazard Mitigation Plan?

A Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies and ranks hazards that a jurisdiction may be vulnerable to and is required by FEMA for jurisdictions to be eligible for certain Federal Grants.  In addition to hazard identification, the plan may provide mitigation strategies for high-risk hazards.  Risk = probability x impact.

While each jurisdiction can create its plan, historically, Saginaw County Emergency Management has created a multijurisdictional plan that covers every Saginaw County jurisdiction that wishes to participate.  FEMA requires this plan to be updated every five years.

What is Hazard Mitigation?

Hazard mitigation is the work done before a disaster occurs to lessen the severity of future disasters and make the community more resilient.

Successful hazard mitigation projects protect lives and property and save the community money in the long run.  FEMA estimated that for every dollar spent on hazard mitigation, up to six dollars are saved when disaster strikes.

What Hazards Are Covered in This Plan?

While FEMA only requires the plan to cover natural hazards, Saginaw County Emergency Management, with input from the Saginaw County Emergency Preparedness Council, has historically included natural, technological, and human-caused hazards in the plan.