Greater Egypt provides assistance to local governments to complete Hazard Mitigation Grants awarded by FEMA. These grants help to mitigate the effects of natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes.
Ongoing Hazard Mitigation Projects
- Reed Station Mobile Home Park Acquisition
- West Frankfort Waste Water Treatment Plant Relocation
Past Hazard Mitigation Projects:
- Rend Lake Water Main Bypass
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning
Greater Egypt also provides assistance to local governments to complete Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans (MHMP). These plans are then used by the county to implement projects designed to minimize the loss of property and life in the event of a natural disaster. Greater Egypt assists organizations in the region with applications for funding hazard mitigation projects.
Beginning in 2014, Greater Egypt assisted Southern Illinois University- Carbondale (SIUC) with the updates to the 2009 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans for Greater Egypt’s five-county region. Planning efforts consisted of multiple meetings with various agendas:
Meeting 1: Introduction of the MHMP and identification of hazards to be included in the plan
Meeting 2: SIU presented draft risk assessment and modeling results of identified disasters
Meeting 3: Prioritization of mitigation strategies and proposed projects
Meeting 4: Draft plan review
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans