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Hazard Mitigation Plan

   Hazard Mitigation Plan 2022 Renewal Phase Status: FEMA/PEMA Approved – Pending Municipal Adoption

2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Renewal  (Click Here to download)

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 emergencyservices@tiogacountypa.us 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


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Risk Assessment

2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices 

Appendix A - References

Appendix B - FEMA Local Mitigation Review Tool

Appendix C - Meetings and Support Documents

            Contiguous County Draft Review Letters

            HMP Feedback - Aigner

            Local Planning Team Documents

            Local Planning Team Invitations

            Municipal Mitigation Strategy Meeting Documents

            Public Meeting Draft HMP Presentation Documents

            Public Meeting Risk Assessment Documents

            Steering Committee Documents

Appendix D - Municipal Flood Maps

Appendix E - Critical Facilities

Appendix F - HAZUS

Appendix G - 2017 Mitigation Project Opportunities

Appendix H - 2017 Mitigation Action Evaluation and Prioritization

               Mitigation Action Evaluation

               Mitigation Action Prior

Appendix I - 4.3.13 CBRNE Hazard Profile

Appendix J - 4.3.15 Dam Failure Hazard Profile

Appendix K - Annual Review Documentation

Appendix L - Tioga County Municipal Adoption Resolutions