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New Bedford Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Public Input

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The City will identify and evaluate all potential hazards posing a risk to New Bedford and define risks and assess vulnerability of at-risk areas and facilities.

Stakeholders and community members can provide input on existing vulnerabilities and concerns.

All meetings are 6-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 4: Ward 5 at Hathaway Elementary

Oct. 16: Ward 3 at Keith Middle School

Oct. 30: Ward 6 at Hazelwood Park Community Center

Nov. 2: Ward 4 at McCoy Rec Center

Nov. 6: Ward 1 at Pulaski Elementary Auditorium

Using the assessments and stakeholder feedback collected, the City will develop updated mitigation actions and launch an updated plan.

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.

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.