For Immediate Release

Media Release Date:   April 6, 2023

Contact: Rob Sabie, LaPorte County EMA (219) 362-7210

Public Presentation of the LaPorte County

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

La Porte, IN (April 6, 2023) – LaPorte County, in cooperation with the cities of La Porte and Michigan City and the Towns of Kingsford Heights, Kingsbury, LaCrosse,  Long Beach, Michiana Shores, Pottawattamie Park, Trail Creek, Wanatah, and Westville have prepared an update to the LaPorte County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) to address the risk and vulnerability of communities in the county which may be affected by known natural, technological, and political hazards.

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires communities to update their MHMP every five years in order to be eligible for any future mitigation funding through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The intent of the MHMP is to plan for a disaster before it occurs in order to reduce the physical, social and economic impact of that disaster.

The draft LaPorte County MHMP Update may be accessed at at your convenience.  Topics covered in the update include: an overview of the planning requirements; a summary of the risk assessment and vulnerability analysis; and proposed mitigation projects for prevention, property protection, natural resource protection, emergency services, structural control projects, and public information.

Please submit comments to Rob Sabie, Interim EMA Director at (219) 362-7210 or [email protected]

The full plan can be viewed here.