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Hazard Mitigation

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.

The public is invited to view the draft update here:

2019 Draft Plan

2019 Appendices

For more information, contact:
Terry Bennett, Emergency Services Program Coordinator 

Oswego County Emergency Management Office
200 N. Second St.
Fulton, NY 13069
Phone: 315-591-9150
Fax: 315-591-9176
Terry.Bennett@oswegocounty.com

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.

 

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)

Questions about Oswego County Emergency Management?