Town of Southampton to Hold Second Public Engagement Event for Hazard Mitigation Plan

18 Jul 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2016

CONTACT:      Catherine Ratte, PVPC Principal Planner, (413) 781-6045,  cratte@pvpc.org

SOUTHAMPTON---Southampton residents, businesses, surrounding community representatives, and all other interested persons and organizations are invited to provide comments on the update of the Town of Southampton Hazard Mitigation Plan on Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 pm at Southampton Town Hall, 210 College Highway.

The plan has been 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, business owners, and representatives from surrounding communities  are welcome to attend the event.

The meeting will include an overview of the new strategies designed to mitigate the consequences of natural hazards on buildings and residents of the community. PVPC staff will be available to answer questions and listen to comments on the draft plan.

This planning effort has been undertaken to help the Town of Southampton 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.

For more information, please contact PVPC's Catherine Ratté at cratte@pvpc.org or (413) 781-6045.

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