Niagara County Hazard Mitigation Plan

UBRI is partnering with faculty and students at the School of Architecture and Planning to support the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services on a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The plan is now available for public review at niagara.mitigateny.org

FEMA requires counties to update HMPs every five years for local jurisdictions to be eligible for federal hazard mitigation funding. The New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) is leveraging a new online tool – Mitigate NY– to develop county HMPs. Mitigate NY provides an interactive platform that can assist local stakeholders implementing hazard mitigation efforts to better protect the community from hazards. Niagara County is among the first few counties in NYS to use this platform for its HMP update.

UBRI is working with Niagara County to enhance the hazard mitigation planning process by leveraging the Mitigate NY platform and other online tools, which can provide guidance to other counties updating future HMPs. The process involved a community survey, public meetings, forming a Mitigation Advisory Committee for project oversight, and a series of in-depth discussions with local officials from each municipality in Niagara County.

Public comments on the draft Niagara County 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan can be shared using this form –  www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCHMP_2022

The public comment period is open until July 9, 2022. The plan will then be approved by the State and FEMA and adopted by all local municipalities.

Meeting Materials

Missed our Community Meetings?

Missed our Community Meetings?

Review the presentation, notes, and recording of the meeting below.

Community Kick-off Meeting October 2021

 

 

Community Plan Launch Meeting June 2022

 

 

Feedback Form

Feedback Form

As you review the draft plan, please share any questions, comments or feedback using this form – www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCHMP_2022.

Are you a resident in Niagara County?

We need input from residents to fully understand local hazard concerns in order to develop strategies that protect Niagara County from hazards.

Please review the draft plan by visiting niagara.mitigateny.org.

Then, please share any questions, comments or feedback using this form – www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCHMP_2022.

Please contact Brian Conley at bwconley@buffalo.edu for more information.