Wisconsin Emergency Management

State of Wisconsin 2006 Pre-DisWEM_logoaster Mitigation,
Competitive (PDM-C) Grant Wisconsin Emergency Management

Polis worked with the University of Wisconsin Madison (UWM) to develop a state-wide risk assessment focused on defining flood risks throughout the state. The statewide assessment used Hazus-MH to generate a coastal and riverine hazard profile for each county in the state.

The statewide risk assessment incorporated information from local risk assessments as well as statewide data including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRM) and critical facility GIS data. The risk assessment results were summarized by county and rolled up to be included in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan.