Emergency | Village of Delanson, NY

Incorporated in 1921


Revised 2015 Plan

Note:  A revised Hazard Mitigation Plan has been drafted for August 2015.  You can review the revised 2015 plan by CLICKING HERE

Provide your comments regarding this plan by October 12, 2015.  Please send them by mail or e-mail to the Schenectady County Economic Development and Planning Department:

Mailing Address: 
James Kalohn
Schenectady County Dept of Economic Development and Planning
107 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308
Telephone:(518) 386-2225
Fax:(518) 382-5539


Schenectady County All Hazard Mitigation Plan  –  Revised 2007

This Schenectady County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Mitigation Plan was prepared in response to The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000).

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) was signed into law by President Clinton on October 30, 2000. The law places new emphasis on local mitigation planning to promote a proactive disaster preparedness approach and reduce the growing cost of disaster relief efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The law requires State and Local jurisdictions to develop Hazard Mitigation Plans to qualify for specific post-disaster grants. For the past two years, the County Office of Emergency Management and the Mitigation Planning Committee have been working with the County’s eight local municipalities (see map below) on creating an All Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to assess the impacts of natural and manmade hazards and develop a strategy with long-term solutions and alternatives for addressing these problems. While we can’t prevent natural events such as tornadoes or flooding from occurring, we may be able to reduce the impact of these events and improve our ability to respond and recover when they do occur.

 Schenectady County Participating Communities


The mitigation plan will be updated every 5 years and will reflect the results of the bi- annual plan evaluations. The County Director of the Office of Emergency Management and the County Mitigation Coordinator will convene the planning committee to initiate the next revision process for the plan during its bi-annual review meeting in 2012

We need your input.  By reviewing the All Hazard Mitigation Plan you will have the chance to provide your comments and input to County and local officials who have been working on this planning project. 

Click here to download the Hazard Mitigation Plan (5.09MB)

To provide comments regarding this plan, please send them by mail or e-mail to the Schenectady County Economic Development and Planning Department:

Mailing Address:
James Kalohn
Schenectady County Dept of Economic Development and Planning
107 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone:(518) 386-2225
Fax:(518) 382-5539


Preparing for an Emergency

The best way to survive an emergency is to plan ahead.  Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit or “go bag” and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.  But different actions may be required for different emergencies.  For example, a sudden emergency may force you to evacuate your home while an outbreak of pandemic flu could keep you home bound for up to two weeks.  The Schenectady County Office of Emergency Management wants to help all residents be prepared for all emergency situations.   Click here to visit the Preparing for an Emergency site and learn how to:

  • Create a Kit of Emergency Supplies 
  • Make a Family Plan for What You Will Do in an Emergency 
  • Develop a Family Communications Plan
  • Getting Away
  • Pandemic Flu Checklist

and much, much more.

Additional resources to prepare for an emergency:

How to Save on Emergency Supplies – Disaster Prep on a Budget

Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety
Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip
Emergency Preparedness and Pets
Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters

Public Health and Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness on a Budget



Schenectady County Voluntary Evacuation Registry

Every minute counts in an emergency.  That is why we are pleased to announce the new Schenectady County Voluntary Evacuation Registry.  The registry will help make sure our seniors and special needs residents get the assistance they need during an emergency evacuation.

Click here to download the Registration Form (.5MB PDF)


Emergency Checklist

Additional hints for preparing emergency kits, maintaining contact numbers, and creating readiness plans.  Click here to download the Emergency Checklist (103KB)

Flood Brochure Am I ready? (1MB)


Emergency Email Notification System

The Village of Delanson has initiated a new Email Notification system whereby residents can be notified by email immediately of important information or any emergency situation that has developed in the Village.  Examples would be water main brakes, water main repairs, hydrant flushing, sudden changes in Village services such as garbage pickup or snow plowing, flooding, road closings, damaged roads etc..  Emails will not be sent for normal news items, notices or scheduled events.

In addition, updates will be emailed to keep residents informed of the ongoing circumstances as new information is received by the Village until the event or emergency is over.

There is no cost for this service.  Simply fill in your name and email address in the box on the lower left sidebar and click the SUBSCRIBE button.  You will receive an email asking you to confirm your decision to receive these bulletins.  Once we receive your confirmation, you will be added to our mailing list to receive theses notices.

Your privacy is important to us, so your email address will not be shared, sold or used in any other capacity and you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on any email you receive or by contacting the web guy.

We hope this feature will not only help keep our residents well informed but safer during emergency situations.


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    Garbage pickup is every Wednesday unless it is a holiday.  If it falls on a holiday or a holiday falls before pickup day, garbage will be picked up the next day.  Please refer to the 2019 Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule in the notices section. Please have  your garbage placed by the curb before 7:00AM.
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