South Hadley Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - Disaster Planning Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Town of South Hadley is currently engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to disasters caused by natural hazards, and public participation is essential!

Join the Hazard Mitigation Committee at the Planning Board Meeting on February 10, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm to share your ideas for reducing risk and becoming less vulnerable to natural hazards such as floods, hurricanes and winter storms. The meeting will be held at the South Hadley Town Hall, 116 Main Street, Selectboard Meeting Room.

The meeting provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process.


The purpose of the 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is to identify and assess the community’s natural hazard risks and determine how to best minimize and manage those risks. Upon completion, the plan will be presented to the Town of South Hadley for adoption and submitted to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review and approval. A FEMA approved plan makes the community eligible for federal and state mitigation grant funding.

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) was awarded a grant from MEMA to develop the 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update; the previous plan was developed in 2007. The PVPC hired Jamie Caplan Consulting LLC to work with them and the Town to develop the 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, or would like to learn about more ways you can participate in the development of the Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact Sharon Hart, Emergency Management Director/Health Director, South Hadley, MA at 413-315-7307 or


South Hadley Town Hall, 116 Main Street, South Hadley, MA