Tioga County Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update


Tioga County Invites Public Comment on the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Since 2007, Tioga County has had a countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), prepared in accordance with state and federal standards and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Since March 2018, the County and its municipalities have been working on reviewing, revising, and updating the current HMP.

Tioga County and its municipalities are pleased to announce that they have completed the draft update of the Tioga County HMP. The HMP is a blueprint for reducing property damage and saving lives from the effects of future natural disasters, and to enable the county and municipalities to be eligible for qualifying mitigation projects. The HMP is currently available for public review and comment from November 30th until December 30th, 2018.

To view the draft Tioga County HMP, go to the Emergency Services Department page on tiogacountyny.com and choose the last tab under Plans and Programs. The public is invited to provide comment using the comment button provided on this page.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) will now review the draft plan for compliance with state and federal standards. It is hoped that this plan that the Tioga County Legislature and all its municipal governing boards will be able to adopt this Hazard Mitigation Plan in early 2019, so municipalities can access FEMA’s hazard mitigation grant programs to further essential resiliency efforts.

For questions and more information, please contact Elaine Jardine, County Planning Director, at jardinee@co.tioga.ny.us.jardinee@co.tioga.ny.us

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