NYS Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
The development of the New York State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is required under NYS Executive Law, Article 2B. The plan is developed and maintained by the New York State Office of Emergency Management and agencies that comprise the NYS Disaster Preparedness Commission (DPC). The CEMP is contained in three distinct, but interconnected volumes.
The State Multi-Hazard Mitigation PlanThis portion of the CEMP addresses the State's overall hazard mitigation planning process, risk assessment, strategy development and plan implementation. Having a FEMA-approved mitigation plan provides New York State and its communities access to the full range of post-disaster recovery programs and each of FEMA's five hazard mitigation programs to reduce the effect of similar events. It also allows New York State to identify ongoing mitigation opportunities and take maximum advantage of available Federal funding to implement mitigation measures at the State and local levels. The plan offers a source of natural hazard data and can serve as a guide in content and formatting as local plan writers prepare their own mitigation plans and develop local strategies.
Response and Short-Term RecoveryThe purpose of this document is to identify the State's overarching policies, authorities and response organizational structure that will be implemented in any emergency or disaster situation that warrants a collective, multi-agency State response. This volume of the CEMP serves as the basic planning framework for the State's response, and includes the mechanisms to address short-term recovery from any hazard that could adversely affect the State. This volume also serves as the basic foundational framework for the development of several functional and hazard-specific annexes.
Long-Term Recovery PlanThis volume includes the provisions for implementing long-term recovery activities and functions, including mitigation, as provided for under the Federal Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and a variety of Federal-State programs. Volume 3 also recognizes the primacy of local governments in the implementation of long-term recovery plans and, depending on the nature and impact of the disaster, new programs that might be necessary to implement at the county or local level.