Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
2013 Update to the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
Starting in 2009, the County has initiated a process to update the 2007 MJHM Plan. This Plan is required to be updated every five years. The Departments of Public Works, Economic Development, Planning & Tourism, Real Property and GIS Services, and the Emergency Services Department are leading this planning process and are seeking participation from its 43 municipalities and the general public to update the Plan with new areas of concern and strategies to mitigate impacts with natural hazards.
The County has completed the FINAL update to the Plan. You may download a copy of the 2013 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (pdf file, 10.7Mb) for Cattaraugus County.
Appendices for the Draft 2013 MJHM Plan:
Appendix A - Planning Committee Minutes (pdf file, 8.8Mb)
Appendix B - Public Outreach (pdf file, 8.1Mb)
Appendix C - Partner Information (pdf file, 9.5Mb)
Appendix D - Letters Of Participation (pdf file, 17.6Mb)
Appendix E - Floodplain Maps by Town (pdf file, 8.4Mb)
Appendix F - NCDC Weather Data (pdf file, 520kb)
Appendix G - HAZNY (pdf file, 4.1Mb)
Appendix H - Soil Data (pdf file, 292kb)
Appendix I - Survey Comments (pdf file, 460kb)
Appendix J - STAPLEE Action Evaluation (pdf file, 1.9Mb)
Appendix K - Additional Information (pdf file, 322kb)
Appendix L - Participants' Adoption Resolutions (pdf file, 17kb)
For more information, please click on the following links:
2007 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
In 2007, the Cattaraugus County Legislature adopted a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Cattaraugus County in accordance with the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K). This law requires local governments to have a hazard mitigation plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A mitigation plan identifies actions that need to be taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms, and ice storms. The goal of this plan is to examine the potential natural hazards that could affect Cattaraugus County, estimate what those potential impacts could be, and develop and implement action items to mitigate impacts from the identified natural hazards.
Download a copy of the 2007 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Cattaraugus County.