Wayne County is updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan that was last updated in 2013. During the update, this web site will provide information and tools to assist with input from the local units of government and the community. 


As part of their overall emergency management and response initiatives, Wayne County is preparing an update to the current Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The objective of the Plan is to reduce risks from natural, human, and technological hazards by identifying and evaluating those hazards. The Plan will provide guidance when committing resources that will reduce the effects of hazards, and will provide a basis for technical assistance and funding from the State of Michigan and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

The process of developing the HMP involves the following steps:  

  • First, develop a risk assessment which includes identifying the characteristics and potential consequences of hazards. 
  • Second, develop mitigation strategies that contain prioritized mitigation goals, objectives, and actions to help avoid or minimize undesired hazard effects. 
  • Finally, develop a method of implementing the plan and monitoring its progress. 

ASTI Environmental (ASTI) is assisting Wayne County with modifications to the HMP by facilitating the planning process and preparing the HMP document. This web site provides additional information about the HMP, a method for providing input, and a source of information about the hazard mitigation planning process. If you have any questions about this web site, please contact Paul Rentschler of ASTI at 1.800.395.ASTI or prentschler@asti-env.com.