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Oswego County Hazard Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation Meeting

What is Hazard Mitigation?
How does a hazard mitigation plan benefit Oswego County?
Contact Information
Meeting Schedule
News Releases
Workshop Materials

Oswego County and its municipalities are participating in a project to update the Oswego County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2013.

Municipalities are participating in work group sessions and collecting data for their communities. The public is encouraged to participate as well.

Meeting Schedule:

  • Northern Work Group: Monday, Nov. 27, Sandy Creek Town Hall. This includes the municipalities of Albion, Boylston, Orwell, Redfield, Richland, Town of Sandy Creek, Williamstown, Lacona, Pulaski, and Village of Sandy Creek.
  • Central Work Group: Monday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Amboy Town Hall. This includes the municipalities of Amboy, Central Square, Constantia, Hastings, Town of Mexico, Village of Mexico, New Haven, Palermo, Parish, and West Monroe.
  • Southern Work Group: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Oswego East Side Fire Department. This includes the municipalities of Fulton, Granby, Town of Hannibal, Village of Hannibal, City of Oswego, Town of Oswego, Schroeppel, Scriba, and Volney.

FEMA, through the NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Mitigation Section has awarded Oswego County awarded a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant to update the Oswego County All-Hazards, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan. All municipalities will be encouraged to participate, as well as the public.

More information is available by contacting Terry Bennett, Emergency Services Program Coordinator, Oswego County Emergency Management Office, at 315-591-9150 or Terry.Bennett@oswegocounty.com.

Worksheets and information for participating municipalities:

Oswego County Kickoff Meeting Information
Southern Work Group Meeting 10-24-17
Municipality Point of Contact Form
Worksheet #1 Capability Assessment
Hazard Analysis Worksheet
Hazard Definitions
Guidelines for Reviewing Hazards
Oswego County Storm Events - NCDC
Worksheet # 3 Hazard Table - Central Group
Worksheet # 3 Hazard Table - Northern Group
Worksheet # 3 Hazard Table - Southern Group
Inventory Assets Worksheet
Emergency Shelter Questionnaire

Click here for 2013 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Click here for Appendices A, B, C, D, F.
Click here for Appendix E, Part 1.
Click here for Appendix E, Part 2.
Click here for Appendix G, Part 1.
Click here for Appendix G, Part 2.
Click here for Appendix G, Part 3.
Click here for Appendix G, Part 4.
Click here for Appendix H
Click here for Appendix I
Click here for Appendix J

Click here to download a map of the FEMA flood hazard areas in Oswego County.

To meet the federal requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Oswego County has been awarded a Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant to update its multi-jurisdictional, multi-hazard county mitigation plan.

The creation of a hazard mitigation plan will allow the county and participating municipalities to be eligible for future mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) is federal legislation that establishes a pre-disaster hazard mitigation plan and new requirements for the national post-disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. DMA 2000 encourages and rewards local and state pre-disaster planning, promotes sustainability, and seeks to integrate state and local planning with an overall goal of strengthening statewide hazard mitigation planning. This enhanced planning approach enables local, tribal, and state governments to articulate accurate and specific needs for hazard mitigation, which results in faster, more efficient allocation of funding and more effective risk reduction projects.

What is Hazard Mitigation?
Hazard mitigation planning is the process of determining how to reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property damage resulting from natural or man-made hazards.

There are four essential phases to mitigation planning:
  • organize resources
  • assess risks
  • develop mitigation plan
  • implement mitigation plan and monitor progress

How does a hazard mitigation plan benefit Oswego County?
  • Increased understanding of the natural hazards the county faces
  • Development of more sustainable and disaster-resistant communities
  • Partnerships that support planning and mitigation efforts
  • Reduced long-term impacts to structures and human health
  • Eligibility for federal funds for pre-disaster mitigation planning (DMA 2000)

Contact Information:
Terry Bennett
Emergency Services Program Coordinator
Oswego County Office of Emergency Management

For more information on winter safety and emergency planning, contact the Oswego County Emergency Management Office at 315-591-9150.

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