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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 original HMP was approved by FEMA in 2015. 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.

A virtual Stakeholder and Public Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit comments and questions regarding hazard mitigation planning concerns from County residents and stakeholders from local, state, and federal agencies. Two sessions (2-3pm and 6-7pm) will be offered; the same information will be presented at both sessions. If you are a member of the public who wishes to attend, please contact Heidi Ames at the St. Lawrence County Planning Office at (315) 379-2292 or HAmes@stlawco.org to register. Stakeholder agency representatives do not need to pre-register. Zoom meeting information will be sent directly to stakeholders and registered County residents via email.