Hazard Mitigation Planning

Disasters can and do happen!

Hazard mitigation planning is a critical step toward coordinated implementation of activities that will reduce future damages from events that we hope will never occur. The process of preparing a flood mitigation plan or a hazard mitigation plan enables a community to develop a program of activities that can be implemented now, before a disaster strikes. After evaluating the problems and considering potential solutions, the planning committee identifies the most appropriate and efficient actions for reducing future damages.

Hazard mitigation plans are necessary to qualify for federal mitigation funding. A countywide plan has been developed for each STC county and some municipalities have developed individual plans. These plans should do more than fulfill a federal mandate and collect dust. They are strategies for reducing risk, and as such, they should be implemented. Each includes a plethora of valuable suggestions for making our communities more disaster-resistant. Some of the proposed actions are projects for which grant funding is needed. Many other recommendations can be integrated into existing operations and budgets to make our communities safer.

STC has provided leadership and technical assistance with the preparation of flood and hazard mitigation plans that fulfill planning requirements for federal assistance programs. Tools developed for these planning efforts include a handout summarizing the flood mitigation planning process and a Flood Solutions Worksheet for evaluating alternative flood damage reduction techniques.

 STC Also Recommends:
Steuben County Hazard Mitigation Action Plan
 
Chemung County Hazard Mitigation Plan

 

 

 

Documents




Schuyler County Hazard Mitigation PlanOpen File / 2.78 mb
Date: 5/30/2008
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description:
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Schuyler CountyOpen File / 5.29 mb
Date: 10/29/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of AshlandOpen File / 1.72 mb
Date: 8/31/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of Avoca, Town of Bath, and Village of BathOpen File / 2.36 mb
Date: 4/30/2001
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of Erin, Town of Van Etten, and Village of Van EttenOpen File / 1.65 mb
Date: 4/30/2001
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of Erwin and Town of CampbellOpen File / 3.03 mb
Date: 8/31/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan, Hornell Area: City of Hornell, Village of North Hornell, Town of HornellsvilleOpen File / 2.53 mb
Date: 9/30/2002
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Town of Veteran & Village of MillportOpen File / 3.97 mb
Date: 9/30/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Flood Mitigation Action Plan: Village of WellsburgOpen File / 1.82 mb
Date: 7/30/1999
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Reducing Flood Damage in the Southern Tier Central RegionOpen File / 524.37 kB
Date: 5/29/1998
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Description: Flood Recovery / Mitigation Economic Adjustment Strategy for the STC region.  Includes information about the history of flooding, history of flood mitigation, alternative flood damage reduction techniques, and recommendations for reducing the vulnerability of the Southern Tier Central Region to flood damages.
Town of Big Flats Hazard Mitigation Action PlanOpen File / 4.60 mb
Date: 10/29/2004
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Town of Elmira Hazard Mitigation Action PlanOpen File / 3.50 mb
Date: 10/29/2004
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Town of Erwin Hazard Mitigation Action PlanOpen File / 3.45 mb
Date: 11/30/2004
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Town and Village of Horseheads Hazard Mitigation Action PlanOpen File / 4.27 mb
Date: 10/29/2004
Author: Thigpen, Janet
Town of Southport Hazard Mitigation Action PlanOpen File / 4.88 mb
Date: 10/29/2004
Author: Thigpen, Janet
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