Onondaga County, along with its towns and villages, are in the process of updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The following survey is designed to help identify general needs for hazard mitigation within Onondaga County pertaining to your organization or industry, and identify projects that may be helpful to address those needs.

Hazard Mitigation is any action taken to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters (natural, technological, and manmade). These include flooding, severe storms, severe winter storms, extreme temperatures, etc. and others.

The Hazard Mitigation Plan provides a “blueprint” by which local governments can make coordinated efforts towards reducing losses from natural hazards. It is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to be eligible for federal grant funding for public and private mitigation projects..

More information about this planning process and additional mitigation resources may be found at the Onondaga County HMP website by going to http://www.ongov.net/planning/haz.html.

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