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Hazard Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation in the Town of Clarkstown

 

The Director of the Town’s Department of Environmental Control, and Clarkstown Police Emergency Management Coordinator, are the local representatives for the Town of Clarkstown.

The primary purpose of a hazard mitigation plan is to identify community policies, actions, and tools for implementation over the long term that will result in a reduction in risk and potential for future losses as a result of natural hazards. 

All state and local governments are mandated to have hazard mitigation plans approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be eligible for certain types of federal disaster mitigation project funding. Further benefits are a combined use of resources and expertise and the ability to address items on a large scale, which can result in reducing the costs and effects of hazards.

In April 2009, at the Rockland County Multi-Jurisdictional meeting, it was noted that the Town of Clarkstown is an active participant and supplying all the requested documentation. Program Coordinator Chris Jensen, of the Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services, also noted that the Town of Clarkstown was a model for other jurisdictions to follow.