Onondaga County and its participating jurisdictions are in the process of updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The following questionnaire is designed to help identify general needs for mitigation within the County from your perspective, as well as to identify specific projects that may be included in the mitigation plan.

This plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to be eligible for federal grant funding for public and private mitigation projects. 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 weather, etc.  The HMP must provide a “blueprint” by which local governments can make coordinated, cost­-effective efforts towards reducing losses from natural hazards (flooding, severe storms, severe winter storms, extreme temperatures, etc.).

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