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Mayor Eric Adams announces New York city hazard mitigation plan

NEWYORK: New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced NYC hazarad mitigation plan.

“WHEREAS, the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Public Law 106-390 (the “Act”), establishes a national disaster hazard mitigation program to reduce the loss of life and property, human suffering, economic disruption, and disaster assistance costs resulting from natural disasters, and to assist state, local, and Indian tribal governments in implementing effective hazard mitigation measures designed to ensure the continuation of critical services and facilities after a natural disaster; and

“WHEREAS, the Act requires such governments to develop hazard mitigation plans to identify the natural hazards that could impact their jurisdictions, identify actions and activities to mitigate the effects of those hazards, and establish a coordinated process to implement such plans; and

“WHEREAS, the City of New York (the “City”) has been and continues to be committed to reducing the loss of life and property, alleviating human suffering and economic disruption, and controlling disaster assistance costs resulting from all hazards and accelerating the City’s recovery after the occurrence of any such hazard; and

“WHEREAS, a Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City of New York approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) was adopted pursuant to Executive Order No. 126, dated March 4, 2009, and Executive Order No. 3, dated April 15, 2014; and Executive Order No. 46, dated May 21, 2019; and

“WHEREAS, New York City Emergency Management (“NYCEM”), in coordination with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders having an interest in reducing the impact of natural hazards throughout the City and with input from the private sector and other members of the public, has updated the Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City of New York; and

“WHEREAS, the 2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan shall, subject to adoption by the City, be approved by FEMA and have a life of five years, during which period the City shall be eligible for FEMA mitigation grants; and

“WHEREAS, during the five-year life of the plan, FEMA encourages the City to amend the plan as needed, and any such amendment(s) will not require FEMA approval.

Mayor Eric Adams ordered that: “Section 1. The updated 2024 New York City Hazard Mitigation Plan developed by NYCEM is hereby adopted as the City’s hazard mitigation plan pursuant to the Disaster Mitigation Act.

“NYCEM shall continue to be the agency responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act.”

“All agencies shall provide such assistance and cooperation as may be necessary or appropriate to implement the provisions of the Hazard Mitigation Plan and carry out the City’s responsibilities under the Disaster Mitigation Act.” “This Order shall take effect immediately.”



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