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Hazard Mitigation

2017 Lake Ontario Flooding
Making Oswego County more disaster-resistant by reducing or eliminating the risk of loss of life and property from natural disasters is the goal of the Oswego County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. 
First adopted in 2013 and updated in 2020, the Oswego County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan will be updated with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. The updated plan will identify and assess the potential impacts of natural hazards that affect Oswego County and identify strategies for each municipality that will reduce the impact of these hazards on the community.

The 2023 update is being led by Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.

The public is encouraged to participate by assisting their municipalities by sharing information on history of natural hazards and current concerns.

Community Engagement Workshops
Community Engagement Workshop PowerPoint                                                      Municipality Kickoff PowerPoint

Community Survey for Oswego County 2023 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Page
Community members may participate in the hazard mitigation plan update by taking this survey:
Oswego County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Public Input Survey (

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)

Current Oswego County Hazard Mitigation Plan
The public is invited to view the current plan here:

2020 Oswego County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Appendix A - Additional Tables and Figures
Appendix C - Summary of Meetings
Appendix D - Sample Adoption Resolution
Appendix E - Public Participation Documentation
Appendix F - Hazard Event Documentation
Appendix G - Hazard Mitigation Update Checklist

Appendix B - Municipality Annexes
Oswego County
Town of Albion
Town of Amboy
Town of Boylston
Village of Central Square
Village of Cleveland
Town of Constantia
City of Fulton
Town of Granby
Town of Hannibal
Village of Hannibal
Town of Hastings
Village of Lacona
Town of Mexico
Village of Mexico
Town of Minetto
Town of New Haven
Town of Orwell
City of Oswego
Town of Oswego
Town of Palermo
Town of Parish
Village of Parish
Village of Phoenix
Village of Pulaski
Town of Redfield
Town of Richland
Town of Sandy Creek
Village of Sandy Creek
Town of Schroeppel
Town of Scriba
Town of Volney
Town of West Monroe
Town of Williamstown

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

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.


Questions about Oswego County Emergency Management?