NaturalHazardsmitigationupdate

City of Boston Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The City of Boston has engaged the Metropolitian Area Planning Council (MAPC) to update the City's 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan. This Plan presents a strategy for reducing the City's vulnerability to the impacts of natural hazard events such as flood and hurricanes.

Boston Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan 2013 Update

Hazard Mitigation planning is a proactive effort to identify actions that can be taken to reduce the dangers to life and property from natural hazard events. These long-term strategies include planning, policy and regulation changes, educational programs, infrastructure projects, and other activities. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all municipalities that wish to be eligible to receive FEMA funding for hazard mitigation grants, to adopt a local multi-hazard mitigation plan and update this plan in five year intervals.

Public participation is an important part of this planning process and members of the Boston community are encouraged to submit comments and questions. If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to submit information regarding natural hazards impacting the City of Boston, please contact Elaine Sudanowicz. Opportunities to participate are also listed in the timeline below.
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Timeline

April 18, 2012: Public Meeting hosted by the Boston Conservation Commission at 6pm, Boston City Hall, Rm 801

August 28, 2013: Boston Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan 2013 Update available for public review
Boston Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan 2013 Update

September 18, 2013: Public Meeting hosted by the Boston Conservation Commission at 6pm, Boston City Hall, Rm 801
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TBD: Final Plan posted

TBD: Submission to MEMA for state review

TBD: Submission to FEMA for review

TBD: Adoption by Boston City Council

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