The Will County Emergency Management Agency is seeking comments on an updated hazard mitigation plan. Their description is below. Links are also provided to view the proposed plan, and provide any comments.While no one can predict or protect against every possible hazard, potential impacts can be anticipated and steps taken to avoid or reduce the harm they may cause. Hazard Mitigation planning is a proactive effort to identify actions that can be taken to reduce the dangers to life and property from hazard events. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all counties and municipalities that wish to be eligible to receive FEMA funding for hazard mitigation grants, to adopt a local multi-hazard mitigation plan and update this plan in five year intervals. Will County adopted a hazard mitigation plan in 2008 and in conjunction with participating jurisdictions within Will County, has completed a draft of the updated Will County County-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan. Public participation is an important part of this planning process. The public is welcome and encouraged to review and comment on the Will County County-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan during its drafting stages. This plan was created to develop a strategy to reduce damage and losses caused by all types of hazard events. The plan includes a set of goals related to the overall goal of hazard mitigation planning, objectives to meet those goals, and a set of mitigation actions that will serve to advance the plan goals.