We are the Hazard Mitigation (HM) Coordinator for Warren County. We manage the County’s Hazard Mitigation Program and work with the municipalities to reduce impacts from natural disasters. Mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery are the four stages of emergency management. Hazard mitigation is a critical step in the process and overall makes communities more resilient to natural disasters.
Natural events include flooding/ ice jams, ice storms, winter storm/ heavy snowfall, severe storms/ hail, infestation, wildfire and earthquakes. An example of HM is repetitive flooding in same locations on municipal roads. Natural events vary in severity and occurrence. The District works to understand topography, geology, hydrology, hydrography, climate, land use, and land cover; which are essential for mitigating natural disasters.