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 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
A hazard mitigation plan should be considered 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 in order to remain eligible for assistance. The evaluation, revision and update process is also a means to create an increased institutional awareness and involvement in hazard mitigation as part of daily activities.
This Update will replace the existing 2010 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The approach for this Update is premised on four primary methods, all geared towards meeting 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
Participate in our Hazard Mitigation Survey
Help us gather information to assist the Town in receiving funding for projects to reduce risk of injury and property damage in the event of future natural hazard events. The information gathered will help us coordinate activities and identify projects. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. The Sudbury Local Hazard Mitigation Committee thanks you for taking the time to participate in this information-gathering process.
Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved!
Craig Pereira—Project Manager
Horsley Witten Group, Inc.
55 Dorrance St. Suite 200
Providence, RI 02903