At the end of October, the NYC Office of Emergency Management released its Draft 2008 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for public review/comment. The plan was developed in collaboration with more than 30 stakeholders, including representatives from government, the private sector, academic institutions, and community organizations. It contains a citywide risk and vulnerability assessment, as well as mitigation strategies for the following natural hazards:

  • Coastal Erosion
  • Coastal Storms
  • Drought
  • Earthquakes
  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Flooding
  • Windstorms/Tornadoes
  • Winter Storms

The plan is available on the website linked above, as well as in a number of libraries in all five boroughs, as listed on the site. The public comment period is open until November 30, and comments can be submitted here.

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