Hazard Mitigation is a series of actions and policies designed to reduce and/or eliminate the impacts of naturally occurring disasters on people and property - disasters which have been increasing in frequency and intensity by climate change impacts.
The Town of Natick received funding through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for the update process for the Town's Hazard Mitigation Plan (2018). The Town will be working with Horsley Witten Group, who was the lead consultant on the 2018 Plan Update. There will be a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee comprised of appropriate Town Staff from Police, Fire, Public Works, Town Administration, Community and Economic Development, Public Health, and Sustainability.
Over the course of the update process, there will be several opportunities for the public to engage with the Town and provide feedback on the update. Please keep an eye on this page for updates on the project, sign-ups for engagement events, and survey opportunities.
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2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
FEMA requires a municipality's Hazard Mitigation Plan to be updated every five years in order to be eligible for certain funding opportunities.
Other related work:
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program (MVP)
The Town of Natick became an MVP designated community in 2018 which has funded multiple Town projects in an effort to become more climate resilient.