Cattaraugus County continues to seek public comments on its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
A web form questionnaire for the public is available online on the county's website at www.cattco.org. The five-question survey will help county officials complete its mandatory five-year update of its existing plan.
The plan identifies actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to human life and property from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms, and ice storms. Having a FEMA-approved mitigation plan also maintains the county's and its partners' eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs. All municipalities and organizations that participate in the County plan or have their own approved plan are eligible for FEMA pre-disaster funding. This funding can be used to identify and construct projects that reduce long-term risks to life and property from a natural disaster.