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Hazard Mitigation Plan




HMP-2022 Tioga County - Final Draft​​


Notice is given that a public meeting to review the draft 2022 Tioga County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP-2022) will be conducted on September 30, 2021 at 6:00pm at the following location:

Tokishi Training Center

124 Nypum Drive

Wellsboro, PA 16901

Public participation in the hazard mitigation plan update process is very important. This meeting will review the sections of the draft 2022 Tioga County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (HMP-2022) and identify a procedure for the public to provide comments on the draft plan.

The public comment period will be conducted from September 30, 2021 through October 29, 2021. All comments should be submitted in writing to Scott Zubek, Tioga County GIS Director and Mitigation Advisory Committee (MAC) Chairperson, via the information listed below.

Scott R. Zubek, GISP

Director, Tioga County GIS

118 Main Street

Courthouse Annex

Wellsboro, PA 16901


Please call at (570) 723-8253 with any further questions regarding this public notice, or any other items of interest pertaining to the ongoing HMP-2022 renewal effort.​

What is the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)?

Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters, and human-caused events, and develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.

Developing hazard mitigation plans enables us to:

  • Increase education and awareness around threats, hazards, and vulnerabilities;
  • Build partnerships for risk reduction involving government, organizations, businesses, and the public;
  • Identify long-term, broadly-supported strategies for risk reduction;
  • Align risk reduction with other state, tribal, or community objectives;
  • Identify implementation approaches that focus resources on the greatest risks and vulnerabilities; and
  • Communicate priorities to potential sources of funding.

Moreover, a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects. Ultimately, hazard mitigation planning enables action to reduce loss of life and property, lessening the impact of disasters.

Tioga County's current HMP can be found by clicking here.


When can I provide input to the plan?

You can provide input at any point in time by emailing or calling our office at 570-724-9110 and speaking with Emily Kreider (EMA Planner).

2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Renewal - Draft Versions

Risk Assessment​ Section Draft v.1​

Risk Assessment Public Meeting Video​


Where can I get more information?

Check out the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's (PEMA's) website at or the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) website at


Search the Floodplain Maps for an Address

 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices 

Appendix A - Refrences

Appendix B - FEMA Local Mitigation Review Tool

Appendix C - Meetings and Support Documents

            Contiguous County Draft Review Letters

            HMP Feedback - Aigner

            Local Planning Team Documents

            Local Planning Team Invitations

            Municipal Mitigation Strategy Meeting Documents

            Public Meeting Draft HMP Presentation Documents

            Public Meeting Risk Assessment Documents

            Steering Committee Documents

Appendix D - Municipal Flood Maps

Appendix E - Critical Facilities

Appendix F - HAZUS

Appendix G - 2017 Mitigation Project Opportunities

Appendix H - 2017 Mitigation Action Evaluation and Prioritization

               Mitigation Action Evaluation

               Mitigation Action Prior

Appendix I - 4.3.13 CBRNE Hazard Profile

Appendix J - 4.3.15 Dam Failure Hazard Profile

Appendix K - Annual Review Documentation

Appendix L - Tioga County Municipal Adoption Resolutions