Longmeadow is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)!
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 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan for the town. 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 the Long-Range Plan survey, which will contain questions that will help with the HMP; so be on the lookout for notifications about the survey!
Stay tuned on the project website for more information on how to get involved!
Tim Keane, Longmeadow Town Engineer - email@example.com