DuPage County is subject to natural hazards that threaten life and health and have caused extensive property damage in the past. While these hazards are acts of nature, the impacts on residents, public facilities, businesses and private property can be reduced through hazard mitigation.
"Hazard mitigation" means doing everything that can be done to reduce the impact of natural hazards on people and property. It does not necessarily mean controlling floodwaters or stopping tornadoes. These hazards are natural phenomena and, in many cases, mitigation means adjusting what people do in the face of this natural activity.
The Village of Lisle worked with DuPage County and most other DuPage municipalities to create the "DuPage County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan." The plan identifies activities that can be undertaken by both the government and the private sector to reduce the safety hazards, health hazards, and property damage caused by floods, severe summer and severe winter storms and tornadoes.
The plan was adopted by DuPage County and by the Village of Lisle in October 2007. Work on the mitigation activities outlined in the plan is ongoing. Annually, both the Village of Lisle and DuPage County will prepare a report to outline the status of each activity outlined in the plan.
The following links can be used to view the entire DuPage County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (around 200 pages); the Village of Lisle’s adopting resolution; and annual reports.
- DuPage County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
- Village of Lisle Resolution adopting the plan, October 2007
- Annual Report, DuPage County, 2009
- Annual Report, Village of Lisle, October 2007 - September 2009
- Annual Report, DuPage County, 2010
- Annual Report, Village of Lisle, 2010
- Annual Report, DuPage County, 2011
- Annual Report, Village of Lisle, 2011
- Annual Report, DuPage County, 2012
- Annual Report, Village of Lisle, 2012
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