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Hazard Mitigation Planning can reduce the loss of life or property by minimizing the impact of disasters. Marquette County has been active in Hazard Mitigation Planning since the early 2000s. The County Hazard Mitigation Plan serves as an extremely detailed resource of hazards in Marquette County, broken down by local community.

After this plan is approved by FEMA, each of the 22 Local Units of Government have the opportunity to adopt the FEMA approved plan. Once adopted by the Local Unit, they become eligible for FEMA grant funding to implement the mitigation projects listed within the plan. The County Planning Division assists with this coordination to ensure the Local Units of Government qualify for these important Hazard Mitigation grants.

The map below represents the nearly 70 hazard mitigation action items listed in the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Each municipality was asked to determine a number of actions they could take to mitigate risks in their community, and to assign them a priority level of low, medium, or high. By representing these items geographically, we can begin to think about how municipalities near each other with similar hazard mitigation needs can work together to make Marquette County safer. Action items which are specific to a location are represented with a point, and broad items are represented across the entire zone or municipality.

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How to Use This Map:

  • This map is best viewed on a desktop. Mobile users are recommended to rotate their device to landscape mode.

  • Click on the arrow icon in the top left corner to show the legend. There are layers representing hazards by theme and hazards by priority level. Turn layers on and off using the checkboxes.

  • ​​​View individual action items by clicking on them: a pop-up will appear with a description of the action item, the municipality and region in which it is located, the category it falls into, and its priority level.

  • If two action items overlap, the pop-up will show "1 of 2" in its top left corner, and an arrow button will appear. Click this to page through each action item.

  • To see which hazard mitigation action items may affect you, use the search bar in the top right corner to search for a specific location in Marquette County, such as your home, business, or camp.


Listed below is further information about hazards in Marquette County, and ways to reduce risk.

Flood Protection and Managing Coastal Areas

Mine Safety
Potable Water Systems

Road Maintenance

Community Improvements

Emergency Services

Below is a list of emergency facilities in Marquette County.

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