Osceola County Emergency Management

Osceola County Emergency Management Department

(231) 832-6172          PO Box 25, Reed City, MI  49677

August 2016

Osceola County Hazard Mitigation Planning

Mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from hazards. Local governments have the responsibility to help protect the health, safety, and welfare of their citizens. Hazard Mitigation Planning is the best action a local government can take to reduce risk and create a safer, more disaster-resilient community.




Community Information & Resources


A Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes a community eligible for hazard mitigation grants, which are not otherwise available.


Osceola County is developing a county Hazard Mitigation Plan and invites all local communities within the county to participate in the planning process.


Local jurisdictions can initiate participation by passing a local resolution to accept the Memorandum of Agreement for a Multi-Jurisdictional Planning Team put forth by the Osceola County Board of Commissioners and assigning a jurisdiction representative for the planning process.


As the coordinating agency for hazard mitigation planning, the Osceola County Emergency Management Department (OCEMD) will work with the appointed representative from each community through the entire planning process.


The product of this involvement is a complete Hazard Mitigation Plan and resulting eligibility for hazard mitigation grant opportunities.


For more information about how to get involved, contact OCEMD using the form to the right or by calling at

(231) 832-6172.

We want to hear from you!

Plan Documents

Hazard Mitigation Meetings

1 - Community Profile.pdf

Community Annexes

3 - Mitigation Strategy.pdf



The Osceola County Hazard Mitigation Planning Team values your comments and questions. Please submit your information below and a planning team member will contact you as soon as possible.  


Thank you.

0 - Framework.pdf


Hazard Analysis

Mitigation Strategy

Plan Development & Maintenance

4 - Plan Development and Maintenance.pdf 2 - Hazard Analysis.pdf Community Mitigation Strategy Annexes.zip