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Ontario County seeks public input on hazard mitigation plan update

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Ontario County, in collaboration with its 26 constituent cities, towns, and villages, is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The primary objective is to curtail long-term risks to both residents and property stemming from known hazards, ensuring more efficient mitigation efforts. The public is invited to two community meetings to gain insights on the updating process and to share their perspectives on potential hazards and the necessary actions to lessen their impact.

These meetings are slated for 7 p.m. on September 14 and 6 p.m. on October 24, both at the Ontario County Safety Training Facility in Canandaigua.

Furthermore, residents are encouraged to partake in an online survey, curated by consulting firm H2O Partners, to aid in the Plan’s update: Ontario County HMAP Survey. Physical copies of the survey are accessible at local libraries, the Office for Aging meal sites, and municipal halls.

The revamped Plan will chiefly target flood risk identification and mitigation strategies, but will also address other natural and human-induced hazards, such as wildfires, extreme weather events, and water supply contamination. The current Hazard Mitigation Plan can be viewed at Ontario County’s official website.