County Hazard Mitigation Plan Being Updated

From Potter County Today

hazardmitigA planning team is seeking public input as it updates Potter County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. They’re immersed in a comprehensive effort to reduce risks, ranging from man-made hazard to floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and earthquakes or dam failures. Eventually, Potter County’s plan will be submitted for approval by federal and state emergency management agencies before being proposed for adoption by the county, townships and boroughs.


Cost of the plan is covered by the federal government. GMR Consulting of Coudersport is the overseer. Individuals who have stories or photos to share, documenting disasters which have occurred in Potter County, are asked to send the information to

Among the common mitigation actions are enforcement of building and flood plain management codes and environmental regulations; maintenance of roads, culverts, dams and bridges; standards for retrofitting of structures and new construction; protection of critical facilities; planning and public education. More information is available at the website,

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.

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