Yates Hazard Mitigation
Yates County has prepared this Hazard Mitigation Action Plan as a collaborative effort between the County of Yates, local government jurisdictions, private sector organizations such as schools, hospitals and the American Red Cross; as well as individual private citizens, who are interested in Mitigation Efforts within Yates County.
Funding the Plan
This plan is a Multi-jurisdictional plan, which encompasses County operations as well as individual municipalities and jurisdictions within the County of Yates. The development of this plan was funded, in part, by a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant from the New York State Emergency Management Office and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Goals of the Plan
The Plan is aimed at making Yates County more disaster resistant by reducing or eliminating the long-term risk of loss of life and property from the full range of natural and man-made disasters. It meets the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 An process was established to provide multiple opportunities for all sectors of the community to become involved in the planning process and make input during its drafting stage.
The Plan identifies and assesses the potential impact of thirty-four natural and man-made hazards that threaten Yates County. The hazards identified in this plan were each profiled based on their scope, frequency, impact, onset, and duration of each hazard. The populations, buildings, critical and special facilities and commercial facilities at potential risk were considered for each of the towns and villages of the County. The hazards were then prioritized based on potential damages in terms of lives lost, dollar losses and other community factors.