The current AHMP was adopted by the Ontario County Board of Supervisors in 2009. It is called “Multi-Jurisdictional” because it serves as the official AHMP for Ontario County as well as each of the 26 municipalities within Ontario County.
The process for drafting the plan took several years and included significant participation from the 26 municipalities as wells as numerous outside agencies at all levels of government. Ontario County is currently leading a review and update of the plan which must occur at least once every five years.
The purpose of the plan is identify and prioritize potential hazards and formulate a strategy for prevention and response. By itself the drafting process requires significant sharing of information as well as coordination between emergency responders and numerous agencies at the, federal, State, County, and local level. The resulting plan serves as a valuable reference tool for both planners and responders and is needed for any municipality seeking disaster related funding from Federal and State agencies.
AHMPUpdate: We have a completed draft that includes steps for implementation that have been accepted by each of the Municipalities. FEMA and SEMO will now review the draft to determine if it complies with State and Federal standards for hazard mitigation plans.