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2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency (SOCPA) is tasked with regularly updating the original 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  This plan is required by state and federal agencies in order for communities in Onondaga County to be eligible for certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects.  The ultimate goal of hazard mitigation is to reduce loss of life and property, lessening the impact of disasters.


The plan update will include an updated hazard risk and vulnerability assessment, new mitigation strategies, current jurisdictional annexes for participating jurisdictions in the County (e.g., city, towns, and villages), new NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) requirements (e.g., assessing critical facilities, plan for climate change, and plan for displaced residents and evacuation/sheltering), and a plan maintenance strategy.


How Can I Participate?

This webpage will be used throughout the planning process to post information, collect comments, announce meetings, and to post draft and final documents. 

The survey for the 2019 update is now open.  Click here to complete the survey.


The next meeting of the Planning Partnership (open to the public) is:

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

2:00 – 4:00 PM 

Convention Center at Oncenter – Meeting Room 2/3 (downstairs, turn left off the escalator and go through the doors to the meeting room hallway)

800 South State Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

Free parking available in Oncenter garage – parking vouchers will be available in the meeting.


If you have a concern about a local hazard, a project idea for the Plan update, or want to know more about the process, please contact your local municipality for more information. 


More information on hazard mitigation is available through the Resources page.


Hazard Mitigation Saves Money

Click here for more information.




2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update has begun. 

Click here to be added to be notified of upcoming meetings.



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Hazard Mitigation Plan Brochure



Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey Link


2013 Onondaga County
Hazard Mitigation Plan




Hazard Mitigation
Assistance Grants
Summary Sheet





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