Meeting Wednesday On Hazard Mitigation Plan

hazardmitigA planning team continues to update Potter County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Members have been immersed in a comprehensive effort to reduce risks, ranging from man-made hazards to floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, 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.

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,

GMR will be meeting with the municipalities for a plan update on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 pm in the Gunzburger Building. Focus will be risk assessment and mitigation solutions, including review of actions from the current plan (adopted in 2005) and development of new actions.

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

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