Hazard Mitigation

 

The Blair County Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted during 2020 by the County and all municipalities, with FEMA acknowledgement of the resolutions. The plan is available via the links below. The plan profiles hazards the County faces, assesses capabilities​, and proposes mitigation actions. If you have something to contribute on hazard mitigation, please contact the Blair County EMA or Blair Planning. Additional information relating to hazard mitigation can be found on Blair Planning's website at: 

​https://www.blairplanning.org/hazardmitigation


Blair County Hazard Mitigation Plan

 

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Several areas of the country are at heightened risk for flooding due to heavy rains. This excessive amount of rainfall can happen throughout the year, putting your property at risk.

Cresting rivers, backed-up storm drains or saturated ground can cause significant floods across the region during this time.

Visit www.FloodSmart.gov for more information.

Flooding can destroy your property even if it does not lie in a flood plain. The brochures found below can assist you in understanding the hazards associated with flooding, flood insurance and how planning can reduce flood losses. Click on any of them to view them in PDF format.

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Contact

BLAIR COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
911 & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

615 4th St.
Altoona, PA 16602

Phone: 814-940-5900

Fax: 814-940-5907

Emergency: Dial 911

Non-Emergency
814-940-5910​

After-Hours 814-940-5910