Town of Auburn, MA
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
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 Auburn Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Project
The Town of Auburn has hired the Horsley Witten Group, Inc. to assist with the development of the 2018 Auburn Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.
Why is this important? Hazard mitigation planning enables municipalities to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural hazards and develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. Further information is available on FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Planning page: http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-planning.
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 financial assistance.
The approach for this plan development 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
Dr. Adam Menard
Town of Auburn
(508) 832-7704 Ext. 1261
Horsley Witten Group, Inc.
Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved!