As of September 2019, the updated plan has been designated by FEMA as Approvable Pending Adoption for all participating jurisdictions. Schoharie County used funding provided through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program and the consulting services of Ecology and Environment (E&E) to update the original 2013 plan.
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires local governments to prepare hazard mitigation plans to document their hazard planning needs, goals and strategies. By developing a hazard mitigation plan, participating communities are deemed eligible for many types of Federal mitigation funding (e.g. floodplain property acquisition, home elevations). In order to maintain this eligibility, FEMA requires that communities update plans every 5 years to more accurately reflect changes in risk and vulnerability.
The files below include the current Approvable Pending Adoption (APA) plan that Schoharie County communities will consider adopting by resolution:
Final Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
For more information on the plan please contact – Shane Nickle, Sr. Planner at 518-295-8770