East Bridgewater is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) alongside Abington, Easton, and Stoughton!
FEMA defines hazard mitigation as:
A series of actions and policies designed to reduce and/or eliminate the impacts of naturally occurring disasters on people and property.
About the HMP Update
A hazard mitigation plan is a living document that must grow and adapt, keeping pace with a community’s growth and change. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA) places high priority on the continuation of the planning process after the initial submittal, requiring communities to seek and receive re-approval from FEMA to remain eligible for assistance. The HMP Update process also aims to increase awareness and involvement in hazard mitigation as part of daily activities.
This Update will replace the existing 2015 Old Colony Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the four towns. The approach for this Update is premised on four primary methods outlined in the requirements of the DMA 2000 Public Law 106-390, October 10, 2000:
- Planning Process—Outreach and Stakeholder Coordination
- Risk Assessment—Identifying Hazards and Estimating Losses
- Mitigation Strategy— Identifying Mitigation Actions and Implementation Strategies
- Plan Maintenance—Implementation, Evaluation and Revision/Update
Residents and property owners will be encouraged to participate in a survey later this year. A separate announcement will be sent out at a later date.
As part of this project, the Town will have a short-term Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee. Anyone interested in serving on the Committee should contact the Board of Selectmen’s Office at 508-378-1601 or email@example.com
If you have any questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact Charlie Seelig, Town Administrator, at 508-378-1601 or firstname.lastname@example.org