2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan Five-Year Update

Please be advised that the Town of New Windsor is currently undertaking a mandated five-year update to the Town’s previously FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan (2011 & 2016). The development of this update was initiated in March 2020 by a Hazard Mitigation Planning Team (HMPT) appointed by the New Windsor Town Board.


The Purpose of a Hazard Mitigation Plan is to reduce the loss of life and property by reducing the impacts of disasters. Through effective mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation strategies, greater risk reduction can be achieved. Once a local government has adopted a hazard mitigation plan and continues to update that plan on a five-year cycle, they are eligible to receive certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects.

The current Hazard Mitigation Plan adopted in 2016 is available. | Download Link

The Town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan enables:

  • Increase education and awareness around threats, hazards, and vulnerabilities;
  • Build partnerships for risk reduction with and between governments, organizations, businesses, and the public;
  • Identify long-term, thorough strategies and achieve risk reduction;
  • Align risk reduction with other community objectives;
  • Identify implementation actions to focus resources on the greatest risks and vulnerabilities;
  • Connect priorities to potential funding sources; and
  • Increase investment in mitigation actions.

Comments and Feedback from residents and property owners:
The planning committee is inviting comments and feedback.  Comments may be submitted using the contact information to the left.  Please be sure to include your name and address in all correspondence.

Hazard Mitigation Plan:
As updates to the Plan become available they will be posted to this site.