Town News and Events 2010

November 16, 2010

County-wide Hazard Mitigation Plan

Our Town has been an active participant in the Rensselaer County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Project.

A Hazard Mitigation Plan is a well-organized and well-documented evaluation of the hazards that a jurisdiction is susceptible to, and the extent to which these events will occur. The primary purpose of mitigation planning is to systematically identify policies, actions, and tools that can be used to implement those actions. Hazard mitigation plans are developed before a disaster strikes. The plans identify community policies, actions, and tools for long-term implementation to reduce risk and potential for future losses. Adopted, implemented and maintained on an ongoing basis, these plans will gradually, but steadily, lessen the impacts associated with hazard events in Rensselaer County.

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