Draft of Broome County Hazard Mitigation Plan Posted on County Website

By WBNG News

Draft of Broome County Hazard Mitigation Plan Posted on County Website

January 29, 2013 Updated Jan 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The public is invited to comment on a Countywide All-Hazards Mitigation Plan that will guide Broome County municipalities in their efforts to mitigate the impacts of hazards on our communities.

According to a news release issued Tuesday:

The Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development has led the development of the Plan through collaboration with representatives from each of the County’s 24 municipalities and other relevant Agencies and Organizations.

The document and a link for comments may be found on the County’s website at:

The deadline to comment is February 11th, 2013.

Developed through funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the assistance of the NYS Office of Emergency Management, this Plan will make the County and its participating municipalities eligible for future mitigation funding.

The goal of the Plan is to identify projects that can reduce damages from future natural hazards. While the primary hazard in Broome County is flooding, other potential hazards addressed include drought, extreme temperatures, severe storms, severe winter storms, and earthquakes.

The study focused on existing and future buildings, infrastructure and critical facilities that might be impacted.