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Hazard Mitigation

2024 Hazard Mitigation Outreach Meetings

Hazard Mitigation Outreach Meeting DatesPublic Welcome - Dates and Locations: 
7 March 2024 - 6:30pm at Northern Blair Senior Center
13 March 2024 - 6:30pm at Southern Blair Senior Center
14 March 2024 - 1:30pm at Margaret Avenue Training Center
19 March 2024 - 6:30pm at Williamsburg Community Center

Current Hazard Mitigation Plan

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:


Blair County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Mitigation Plan Appendices A-B

Mitigation Plan Appendices C-D

Mitigation Plan Appendices E-F

Flooding Hazard Information and Resources

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.
Flooding can destroy your property even if it does not lie in a flood plain. The brochure found below can assist you in understanding the hazards associated with flooding, flood insurance and how planning can reduce flood losses. Click on the brochure to view in PDF format, and/or visit www.FloodSmart.gov for more information.



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