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Emergency Management Planning Documents

Documents for Hazard Mitigation, Business Continuity and Community Preparedness.


The Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies natural and human-caused hazards that pose a threat to the community; it ranks the hazards based on the potential threat they pose to the population, property and the economy; and it recommends projects to reduce or eliminate the potential impacts of the identified hazards.

Each community in the County, as well as the County itself, adopts the plan as the official hazard mitigation plan for the jurisdiction. This is a necessary step in qualifying the County for hazard mitigation grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The plan was last revised in 2019, and was approved by the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP EMHSD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover the timeframe of 2020-2025.

View the current Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan here

MC Hazard Mitigation Plan


The current plan identifies the following 29 hazards:

  • Active assailant
  • Civil disturbance
  • Cyber attack
  • Dam failure
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Energy emergency
  • ExtremetTemperature
  • Hail storm
  • Hazmat – fixed site
  • Hazmat – transportation
  • Ice and sleet storms
  • Infrastructure failures
  • Lightning
  • Nuclear attack
  • Nuclear power plant accident
  • Oil and gas well accident
  • Pipeline accident
  • Public health emergency
  • Riverine flooding
  • Severe wind
  • Shoreline flooding
  • Snowstorm
  • Structural fires
  • Subsidence
  • Terrorism/WMD/sabotage
  • Tornado
  • Transportation accident
  • Wildfire

Business continuity

In a nationwide effort to raise the business community's awareness about how to prepare their businesses and employees in the event of an emergency, the Advertising Council, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross, announced on June 13, 2011 the launch of a new public service advertisement (PSA) on behalf of Ready Business. Ready is an online resource that offers an interactive tool that will give business owners a clear picture of the preparedness level of their business and what further steps they need to get their business ready.

Please visit Ready for online resources, including the Red Cross' Ready Rating business preparedness tool.

Community preparedness


Emergency Management is pleased to present this Community Emergency Preparedness Workbook to assist those who live and work in Macomb County in preparing for natural and man-made disasters.

Having a plan in place when an emergency strikes allows those affected to react in a safe and effective manner. And while it may be difficult to think about disasters, reviewing this information will better prepare you to take quick action to protect yourself, your family and your property during an emergency.

Coming soon: Digital version of the Emergency Preparedness Guide. Download the English PDF version.

Other languages

Spanish - digital or PDF

Arabic - digital or PDF

Bengali - digital or PDF

Vietnamese - digital or PDF

Albanian - digital or PDF

Russian - digital or PDF

Korean - digital or PDF

Mandarin Chinese - digital or PDF

Polish - digital or PDF

Cantonese Chinese - digital or PDF

Romanian - digital or PDF

Greek - digital or PDF

Hindi - digital or PDF

Serbo-Croation - digital or PDF

Urdu - digital or PDF

Italian - digital or PDF

Japanese -digital or PDF

Macedonian - digital or PDF

Punjabi - digital or PDF

Ukrainian - digital or PDF