Hazard Mitigation Plan
CURRENT PLANNING PHASE: FEMA APPROVAL – Approved Pending Municipal Adoption (APA)
What is the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)?
Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters, and human-caused events, and develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
Developing hazard mitigation plans enables us to:
- Increase education and awareness around threats, hazards, and vulnerabilities;
- Build partnerships for risk reduction involving government, organizations, businesses, and the public;
- Identify long-term, broadly-supported strategies for risk reduction;
- Align risk reduction with other state, tribal, or community objectives;
- Identify implementation approaches that focus resources on the greatest risks and vulnerabilities; and
- Communicate priorities to potential sources of funding.
Moreover, a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects. Ultimately, hazard mitigation planning enables action to reduce loss of life and property, lessening the impact of disasters.
Tioga County's current HMP can be found by clicking here.
When can I provide input to the plan?
You can provide input at any point in time by emailing email@example.com or calling our office at 570-724-9110 and speaking with Doug Wicks (Emergency Management Coordinator).
Where can I get more information?
Check out the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's (PEMA's) website at www.pemahmp.com/what-is-hazard-mitigation or the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) website at www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-planning
Search the Floodplain Maps for an Address
2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Renewal
2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices
Appendix C - Meetings and Support Documents
Appendix H - 2017 Mitigation Action Evaluation and Prioritization