Hazard Mitigation Planning

TornadoIn order to be eligible for pre- or post-disaster mitigation funding, the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires local governments to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), which identifies strategies to minimize the impact of these hazards. The Township’s HMP focuses on the risks posed to residential properties and public infrastructure by a myriad of natural and unnatural hazards. Hazards can include severe thunderstorms, wildfire, flooding, infrastructure failures, and civil disorder just to name a few. This plan has to be updated on a regular basis.

In February 2016, Bloomfield Township was awarded grant funds from the Michigan State Police (MSP) to update the current HMP. The current HMP was reviewed and updated with the participation of several Township departments.

The Updated HMP has been finalized and approved by the MSP and FEMA, and is available for review and comment at the link below. The final updated HMP is scheduled to be presented for adoption to the Board of Trustees on August 14, 2017.

This document is available to view in PDF format. Hazard Mitigation Plan

Please contact the Bloomfield Township Engineering and Environmental Services Department at eesd@bloomfieldtwp.org or 248-594-2800 if you have questions or comments about the final draft of the Updated HMP.

Below you will find a copy of the current approved 2011 HMP and approved 2010 Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan reports.

This document is available to view in PDF format. Hazard Mitigation Plan
This document is available to view in PDF format. Appendix A
This document is available to view in PDF format. Appendix B
This document is available to view in PDF format. Appendix C

If you have any comments or questions regarding the contents if this report, please contact 248.594.2800.

Franklin Branch Stream Bank Stabilization Project

In 2001, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the Township a 1.6 million dollar grant to mitigate flooding hazards along the Franklin Branch of the Rouge River. The Franklin Branch is a natural stream that had been severely impacted by erosion and flooding that lead to downstream sedimentation, streambed degradation and slope failure.

Franklin Branch Stream Bank Stabilization Project

The Franklin Stream Bank Stabilization Project focused on four (4) areas of stream bank erosion along a one-mile stretch of the Franklin Branch. Each site was ranked a priority based on the threat to infrastructure (sewers, homes, roadways). The project focused on the use of innovative engineering alternatives that included brush mattresses, live staking, fascines, pools and riffles, and vegetated geocell retaining walls to correct severe erosion issues. The project also included an extensive reforestation phase. Among all four sites, a total of 911 new trees were planted including American Sycamore, Silver Maple, Red Maple, Sugar Maple, River Birch, and White Pine.

Franklin Branch Stream Bank Stabilization Project

In order to continue to be eligible for FEMA projects like these, the Township is required to have an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).

Franklin Branch Stream Bank Stabilization Project

Additional Information

Please contact the Bloomfield Township Engineering and Environmental Services Department at eesd@bloomfieldtwp.org or 248-594-2800 if you have questions about the material presented here.

For more information regarding Hazard Mitigation Planning, please visit the following websites:

FEMA Multi-Hazard Mitigation
Michigan State Police- Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
Oakland County Homeland Security Division

Updated July 2017