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Public Comment - Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Town of West Springfield to Hold Public Engagement Event for

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

 

West Springfield residents, businesses, and surrounding community representatives are invited to provide comments on the Town of West Springfield Hazard Mitigation Plan Update on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 9 am at the West Springfield Town Hall Merrick Room.TheHazard Mitigation Plan is being updated by the Town with assistance from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). All members of the public, representatives from surrounding communities and other interested parties are welcome to attend the event.

This planning effort is being undertaken to help the Town of West Springfield assess the risks faced from natural hazards, identify action steps that can be taken to prevent damage to property and loss of life, and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts. A mitigation action is any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.

The meeting will include an overview of thehazard mitigation planning process and a discussion of existing mitigation initiativesaddressing natural hazards in West Springfield. Municipal officials and PVPC staff will be available to answer questions and listen to comments and input on the impacts of natural hazards on the Town.

 

For more information, please contact PVPC's Emily Slotnick at eslotnick@pvpc.org or (413) 781-6045.

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