Officials in Chautauqua County are working to maintain residents protected within the occasion of a pure disaster.
The county obtained cash earlier this 12 months from FEMA to replace the Emergency Blueprint from 2016’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.
“We are laser focused on strengthening the state’s emergency planning and response capabilities to help ensure that New York is ready if disaster strikes,” Gov. Kathy Hochul stated. “County emergency managers need our utmost support, and this funding will support training efforts and allow agencies to access the necessary resources to respond to any type of disaster in their community.”
Now, an evaluation is underway to see what disasters might have an effect on the county and methods to forestall them. These plans purpose to cut back lack of life and property by minimizing the influence of harmful pure occasions like blizzards and hurricanes.
“We’re really trying to look at what projects will help, especially those populations that really are repeatedly at risk and are at most vulnerable to climate events that are only getting worse and worse,” stated Andrew Stone, a Barton and Loguidice group planner.
The challenge continues to be in its early levels, with knowledge assortment anticipated to proceed by means of December.
“At DHSES, we rely on partnerships at the local level between our Office of Emergency Management staff and county emergency management officials to quickly and appropriately respond to disasters,” New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jackie Bray stated. “This federal funding will help our county emergency managers enhance their preparedness efforts and keep New Yorkers safe.”
A finalized plan is predicted to be submitted to each the state and FEMA by the top of subsequent 12 months.