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. Opportunities to participate are also listed in the timeline below. When a draft plan is available, it will be posted to this website.