Draft St. Lawrence County disaster plan available for review and comment
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 2:36 pm

A preliminary version of St. Lawrence County’s planning for disasters is up on their web site for people to take a look at.

The 792-page draft St. Lawrence County Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review and comment until Sept. 3.

It is on county website at http://www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/News/Story.asp?ID=99.

Comments may be submitted to the St. Lawrence County Planning Office, 48 Court St., Canton NY 13617, or to Planning@stlawco.org.

A hard copy is available at the County Planning Office, 48 Court Street, Canton, Room 255, Additional hard copies are expected to be available soon at City of Ogdensburg, City Hall; Town of Fine Offices, Town of Massena Offices; and Town of Gouverneur Offices.

The purpose of the hazard mitigation plan is to reduce or eliminate the risk from hazards on people, property and infrastructure. Short-term and long-term mitigation strategies through various pre-disaster planning efforts are included in the plan.

This plan signifies St. Lawrence County’s approach to the development of a Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to seek mitigation funding in the future to alleviate the potential effects of natural, human-caused and technological disasters and hazards that may affect the county and participating jurisdictions.