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All Hazard Mitigation Plan

Schenectady County Seeks Public Input for Hazard Mitigation Plan   NEW 2/2012
Schenectady County is seeking public input on a five year multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Schenectady County and its eight communities (City of Schenectady, Villages of Delanson and Scotia, and Towns of Duanesburg, Glenville, Niskayuna, Princetown, and Rotterdam) are currently engaged in a Natural Hazard Mitigation planning process to identify potential natural hazards that can impact property and residents of Schenectady County, assess the potential loss from each hazard and to propose actions that can be taken to prevent or reduce the effects of any given hazards impact. An online survey has been developed for public input that will take five to ten minutes to complete.

Click here for the survey (this link will bring you to another website facilitating the survey).


The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) was signed into law by President Clinton on October 30, 2000. The law places new emphasis on local mitigation planning to promote a proactive disaster preparedness approach and reduce the growing cost of disaster relief efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The law requires State and Local jurisdictions to develop Hazard Mitigation Plans to qualify for specific post-disaster grants. For the past two years, the County Office of Emergency Management and the Mitigation Planning Committee have been working with the County’s eight local municipalities on creating an All Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to assess the impacts of natural and manmade hazards and develop a strategy with long-term solutions and alternatives for addressing these problems. While we can't prevent natural events such as tornadoes or flooding from occurring, we may be able to reduce the impact of these events and improve our ability to respond and recover when they do occur.

We need your input. By reviewing the All Hazard Mitigation Plan you will have the chance to provide your comments and input to County and local officials who have been working on this planning project.

Click here to review the All Hazard Mitigation Plan

Point of Contact
To provide comments regarding this plan, please send them by mail or e-mail to the Schenectady County Economic Development and Planning Department:

Mailing Address: 
James Kalohn
Schenectady County Dept of Economic Development and Planning
107 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone:(518) 386-2225
Fax:(518) 382-5539
E-mail:jim.kalohn@schenectadycounty.com

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Contact Information

Mark LaViolette
Director
Phone: (518) 370-3113 x1

Kyle Rudolphsen
Deputy Director
Phone:  (518) 370-3113 x5

531 Liberty St.
Schenectady, NY 12305


Schenectady County Flood Brochure

Did you know that Schenectady County has had nine serious floods in the past 98 years, and almost half occurred in the past 13 years? The Frequency of flooding is unpredictable. This is why you should always be prepared. Click here to view our Flood Preparedness Brochure.


Schenectady County Voluntary Evacuation Registry

Every minute counts in an emergency.  That is why we are pleased to announce the new Schenectady County Voluntary Evacuation Registry.  The registry will help make sure our seniors and special needs residents get the assistance they need during an emergency evacuation.

Registration Form (PDF)

Emergency Checklist