Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Released for Public Comment   

Monticello – County Manager David P Fanslau has announced that Sullivan County has completed a draft of the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update through the professional services of Barton and Loguidice, P.C.   The intention of this plan is to meet the New York State and Federal hazard mitigation planning requirements established and managed by the New York State Emergency Management Office (NYSEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Sullivan County and jurisdictions will benefit from the planning and implementation of the proposed mitigation actions included in this plan.

“The purpose of this Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) is to effectively reduce future disaster damages, public expenditure, private losses, and community vulnerability to natural, technological, and man-made hazards.  This plan provides an opportunity for Sullivan County, in conjunction with the communities included in the County, to develop a comprehensive risk assessment and to outline proposed mitigation actions that would minimize the costs and impacts of future disasters” said Fanslau.

Residents are encouraged to review the plan and comment on Tuesday, September 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, New York, 2nd floor Legislative Hearing Room. The plan may also be reviewed on the Planning Division’s website at 
co.sullivan.ny.us  and feedback may be provided by email to planning@co.sullivan.ny.us or by calling the Division of Planning and Environmental Management at 845-807-0527.

“Unfortunately, Sullivan County has experienced tragedies from numerous significant flood events over the last decade, and the intent of this plan is to provide a blueprint of actions to guard against future flood events and resulting tragedies,” concluded Fanslau.



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