Emergency Management and Fire

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2018 update to the Allegany County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) was prepared in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). DMA 2000 requires states and local governments to prepare HMPs to remain eligible to receive pre-disaster mitigation grant funds available in the wake of federally declared disasters. To restate, municipalities that do not participate in this process and do not adopt the resulting HMP will not be eligible to receive future pre-disaster mitigation grant funding (Section 404 grant funds). Importantly, pre-disaster mitigation grant funds are separate and distinct from federal and state funds available for direct post-disaster relief (i.e., Public Assistance [PA] and Individual Assistance [IA]). Availability of those funds remains unchanged: if a federally declared disaster occurs in Allegany County, affected municipalities will still receive immediate recovery assistance regardless of their participation in this HMP. However, DMA 2000 improves the disaster planning process by (1) increasing requirements for hazard mitigation planning, and (2) necessitating that participating municipalities document their hazard mitigation planning process and identify hazards, potential losses, and mitigation needs, goals, and strategies.

Point of Contact

To request information or provide comments regarding this HMP, please contact the Allegany County Planning Department:

Mailing Address:          Allegany County Planning Department

Crossroads Center

6087 NYS Route 19N

Belmont, NY 14813

Contact Name:             Mr. Kier Dirlam, Director

E-mail Address:                       dirlamhk@alleganyco.com

Telephone:                   (585) 268-7472

For Information about applying for Hazard Mitigation Funding contact Jeff Luckey with the Emergency Management and Fire Service Office

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Table Of Contents 

Volume I

Executive Summary………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ES-1

1 Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-1

1.1 Background……………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-1

1.1.1    DMA 2000 Origins -The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act……………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-1

1.1.2    Benefits of Mitigation Planning………………………………………………….. 1-2

1.1.3    Organizations Involved in the Mitigation Planning Effort……………….. 1-2

1.1.4    Implementation of the 2011 Plan……………………………………………….. 1-6

1.1.5    Implementation of the Planning Process………………………………………. 1-7

1.1.6    Organization of This Mitigation Plan…………………………………………… 1-7

Section 2 Plan Adoption…………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-1

Section 3 Planning Process…………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-1

3.1 Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-1

3.2 Organization of Planning Process………………………………………………………….. 3-2

3.2.1    Organization of Planning Partnership………………………………………….. 3-2

3.2.2    Planning Activities……………………………………………………………………. 3-5

3.3 Stakeholder Outreach And Involvement…………………………………………………. 3-8

3.3.1    Public Outreach……………………………………………………………………… 3-11

3.4 Incorporation of Existing Plans, Studies, Reports, and Technical Information 3-14

3.5 Integration With Existing Planning Mechanisms And Programs………………… 3-15

3.6 Continued Public Involvement……………………………………………………………. 3-15

Section 4 County Profile………………………………………………………………………………………… 4-1

4.1 History ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 4-1

4.2 Physical Setting………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-2

4.2.1    Location…………………………………………………………………………………. 4-2

4.2.2    Topography and Geology………………………………………………………….. 4-3

4.2.3    Hydrography and Hydrology……………………………………………………… 4-3

4.2.4    Climate…………………………………………………………………………………… 4-7

4.2.5    Land Use and Land Cover…………………………………………………………. 4-7

4.3 Population and Demographics………………………………………………………………. 4-8

4.4 General Building Stock………………………………………………………………………. 4-17

4.5 Land Use and Population Trends…………………………………………………………. 4-24

4.5.1    Land Use Trends……………………………………………………………………. 4-24

4.5.2    Population Trends………………………………………………………………….. 4-27

4.6 Critical Facilities……………………………………………………………………………….. 4-27

4.6.1    Essential Facilities………………………………………………………………….. 4-28

4.6.2    Transportation Systems…………………………………………………………… 4-32

4.6.3    Lifeline Utility Systems…………………………………………………………… 4-34

4.6.4    High-Potential Loss Facilities……………………………………………………. 4-43

4.6.5    Other Facilities………………………………………………………………………. 4-46

Section 5.        Risk Assessment……………………………………………………………………………………… 5-1

Section 5.1 Methodology And Tools …………………………………………………………………….. 5.1-1

5.1.1    Methodology………………………………………………………………………… 5.1-1

5.1.2    Tools…………………………………………………………………………………… 5.1-1

Section 5.2 Hazard Of Concern ID ………………………………………………….. 5.2-1

Section 5.3 Hazards Ranking ……………………………………………………………………………….. 5.3-1

5.3.1    Hazard Ranking Methodology…………………………………………………. 5.3-1

5.3.2    Hazard Ranking Results…………………………………………………………. 5.3-2

5.3.3    Hazards Profiles and Vulnerability Assessment………………………….. 5.3-9

5.4 Hazard Profiles………………………………………………………………………………… 5.4-1

Section 5.4.1 Dam Failure ……………………………………………………………………….. 5.4.1-1

Section 5.4.2 Drought…………………………………………………………………………….. 5.4.2-1

Section 5.4.3 Earthquake………………………………………………………………………… 5.4.3-1

Section 5.4.4 Flood………………………………………………………………………………… 5.4.4-1

Section 5.4.5 HazMat……………………………………………………………. 5.4.5-1

Section 5.4.6 Landslide…………………………………………………………………………… 5.4.6-1

Section 5.4.7 Levee Fail……………………………………………………………………… 5.4.7-1

Section 5.4.8 Pandemic Disease…………………………………………………. 5.4.8-1

Section 5.4.9 Severe Storm……………………………………………………………………… 5.4.9-1

Section 5.4.10 Severe Winter Storm………………………………………………………….. 5.4.10-1

Section 5.4.11 Terrorism…………………………………………………………………………. 5.4.11-1

Section 5.4.12 Utility Failure…………………………………………………………………… 5.4.12-1

Section 5.4.13 Wildfire…………………………………………………………………………… 5.4.13-1

Section 6 Mitigation Strategies……………………………………………………………………………….. 6-1

6.1 Background and Past Mitigation Accomplishments………………………………….. 6-1

6.2 General Mitigation Planning Approach…………………………………………………… 6-1

6.3 Review and Update of Mitigation Goals And Objectives…………………………… 6-2

6.3.1    Goals and Objectives………………………………………………………………… 6-2

6.4 Capability Assessment…………………………………………………………………………. 6-4

6.4.1    Summary of Plans, Programs and Resources Available to Support

Mitigation……………………………………………………………………………….. 6-4

6.4.2    Administrative and Technical Capabilities – Local……………………….. 6-15

6.4.3    Administrative and Technical Capabilities – State and Regional…….. 6-15

6.4.4    Fiscal Capabilities-Federal and State………………………………………….. 6-17

6.5 Mitigation Strategy Development and Update………………………………………… 6-21

6.5.1    Update of Municipal Mitigation Strategies………………………………….. 6-21

6.5.2    Update of County Mitigation Strategy……………………………………….. 6-22

6.5.3    Mitigation Strategy Evaluation and Prioritization…………………………. 6-23

6.5.4    Benefit/Cost Review……………………………………………………………….. 6-24

Section 7 Plan Maintenance. 7-1

7.1 Monitoring, Evaluating and Updating the Plan. 7-1

7.1.1    Monitoring. 7-3

7.1.2    Evaluating. 7-4

7.1.3    Updating. 7-6

7.2 Implementation of Mitigation Plan Through Existing Programs. 7-6

7.3 Continued Public Involvement 7-7

 

Acronyms And Abbreviations…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. AC-1

 

Glossary…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. G-1

 

References………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. R-1

 

Appendices

 

Appendix A – Sample Adoption Resolution

Appendix B – Meeting Documentation

Appendix C – Public and Stakeholder Outreach Documentation

Appendix D – Action Worksheet Template

Appendix E – Plan Review Tools

Appendix F – Participation Matrix

Appendix G – Critical Facilities

Appendix H – Plan Maintenance Checklist

 

 

Volume II

 

Section 8.        Planning Partnership. 8-1

8.1 Background. 8-1

8.1.1    Jurisdictional Annexes. 8-2

 

Section 9.  Jurisdictional Annexes  9-1

9.1  Allegany County  9.1-1

9.2  Town of Alfred  9.2-1

9.3  Village of Alfred  9.3-1

9.4  Town of Allen  9.4-1

9.5  Town of Alma  9.5-1

9.6  Town of Almond  9.6-1

9.7  Village of Almond  9.7-1

9.8  Town of Amity  9.8-1

9.9  Town of Andover  9.9-1

9.10   Village of Andover  9.10-1

9.11   Town of Angelica  9.11-1

9.12   Village of Angelica  9.12-1

9.13  Town of Belfast  9.13-1

9.14  Village of Belmont  9.14-1

9.15  Town of Birdsall  9.15-1

9.16  Town of Bolivar  9.16-1

9.17  Village of Bolivar  9.17-1

9.18  Town of Burns  9.18-1

9.19  Village of Canaseraga  9.19-1

9.20  Town of Caneadea  9.20-1

9.21  Town of Centerville  9.21-1

9.22  Town of Clarksville  9.22-1

9.23  Town of Cuba  9.23-1

9.24  Village of Cuba  9.24-1

9.25  Town of Friendship  9.25-1

9.26  Town of Genesee  9.26-1

9.27  Town of Granger  9.27-1

9.28  Town of Grove  9.28-1

9.29  Town of Hume  9.29-1

9.30  Town of Independence  9.30-1

9.31  Town of New Hudson  9.31-1

9.32  Village of Richburg  9.32-1

9.33  Town of Rushford  9.33-1

9.34  Town of Scio  9.34-1

9.35  Town of Ward  9.35-1

9.36  Town of Wellsville  9.36-1

9.37  Village of Wellsville  9.37-1

9.38  Town of West Almond  9.38-1

9.39  Town of Willing  9.39-1

9.40  Town of Wirt  9.40-1