Livable Communities and Land Use Goal 3: improve the resiliency and adaptability of communities to climate-related impacts
The first step in taking action towards climate resiliency is regional and community awareness.
As of December 2012, no North Country villages, towns, or cities were listed as “current” in FEMA’s NFIP Community Rating System (CRS).
1. The number of communities participating in FEMA’s Na-
tional Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (NYSERDA Climate Adaptation Indicator). This FEMA program is available nationwide, and supports community awareness of flood impacts. Communities enrolled in this program are encouraged to take steps to reduce their risk of flood potential, and can increase eligibility for flood insurance discounts by participating.
2. The degree to which climate adaptation is discussed within
the region’s Hazards Mitigation Plans and their 5-year updates (NYSERDA Climate Adaptation Indicator).
This indicator represents a measure of a county’s preparedness for potential climate impacts.
There is limited North Country data regarding Hazards Mitigation Plans at this time. Additional data is anticipated to be available by the end of 2013. The current status of available Hazards Mitigation Plans is provided in table 4-4 (on following page).
Suggested Targets: • For communities within a FEMA designated 100-year flood-
plain, increase participation in FEMA’s NFIP CRS to 50% by 2020, 75% by 2035, and 100% by 2050.
• Increase the percentage of North Country counties with
Hazards Mitigation Plans (and 5-year updates) that address adaptation to climate-related impacts to 25% by 2020, 50% by 2035, and 100% by 2050
North Country Region Sustainability Plan