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Virtual Stakeholder and Public Information Meeting for the St. Lawrence County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Press Release - For Immediate Release

Virtual Stakeholder and Public Information Meeting for the St. Lawrence County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

St. Lawrence County received a Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to complete an update to the County’s original Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The purpose of hazard mitigation planning is to reduce or alleviate property loss, reduce damage to the environment, and reduce the loss of life and number and severity of injuries that have the potential to result from natural hazard events. The HMP is used to identify and implement short- and long-term mitigation strategies and actions that focus on execution at a pre-disaster level. Retaining an approved and updated HMP will allow the County and participating municipalities to remain eligible to apply for future hazard mitigation and resiliency funding from FEMA. The updated HMP also provides the County and jurisdictions with an additional tool to reference for disaster planning, land development, and funding initiatives. The Draft HMP is available for review on the County website at https://liquidfiles.bartonandloguidice.com/link/SPmfEcXHLvUkiGQ5vXNg2Y. The Draft HMP is also available for viewing at the St. Lawrence County Planning Office, located at 48 Court Street, Building #2, Canton, NY 13617.

A virtual Stakeholder and Public Information Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit comments and questions on the Draft HMP from County residents and stakeholders from local, state, and federal agencies. Two sessions (2-2:30pm and 6-6:30pm) will be offered; the same information will be presented at both sessions. The links for each Zoom session are provided below.

Zoom Link for 2pm Session: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86894531654

Zoom Link for 6pm Session: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88400813907

For questions or additional assistance needs, please contact Heidi Ames at hames@stlawco.org or 315-379-2292.