The announced new Potter County Hazard Mitigation Plan draft has been posted as a PDF that can be viewed online. You can access it by clicking on the links above. It consists of 136 pages that have listed Potter County's possible hazards, who is affected and what actions can be taken to mitigate the losses, damages, injuries, and loss of life.
Solomon's words staff has scanned the document and without careful scrutiny, have determined that the document does not contain any earth shattering new legislation. Most of the assessments, proposals, and mitigations appear to be only common sense actions set down in words as a guide to those persons who may not have the historical perspective on hazards in Potter County and the actions that can be taken to eliminate or mitigate them in the future.
It appears that GMR's staff has done a great job in preparing this document. It contains several charts and graphs to illustrate it's content. If you'd like to look it over before tonight's meeting to offer comments, I suggest you scroll down toward the end of the document where you will find the recommendations for future actions and enforcement the document suggests.
The public comment period is open and tonight's meeting, December 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium of the Potter County Gunzberger Building is your first opportunity to add your input to the draft that may need to be included in it. Written comments will be accepted on the website linked above, and by written comments until January 17, 2013.
Not every township in Potter County has taken time to be involved with this plan, so you may want to go the meeting if you have concerns for your locality.