WATERLOO — The Federal Emergency Management Agency — better known as FEMA — has approved Seneca County’s All Hazards Mitigation Plan.

County Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor announced the approval, noting the next and final step is for all jurisdictions in the county to adopt the approved plan.

The plan can be viewed by visiting www.co.sene ca.ny.us/departments/saf ety-services/emergency- services/.

Taylor said a FEMA- approved hazard mitigation plan is a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects.

“Ultimately, hazard mitigation planning enables action to reduce loss of life and protect and lessening the impact of disasters,” Taylor said.

She said the Office of Emergency Management staff has been working on this project plan for several years, meeting with multiple agencies and jurisdictions and traveling throughout the county to determine hazards and funding to mitigate them.