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Posted on: May 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plans to be Presented 5/28

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Medfield’s Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plans to be Presented at 5/28 Public Meeting

Meeting to present the 2019 update of Medfield’s Natural Hazard Mitigation and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plans and solicit public comments

Who: Medfield residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations and institutions, and others who are interested in preventing and reducing damage from natural hazards and climate change.

What: At the Medfield Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 PM, a presentation will be made by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), which is assisting the Town on its Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan and its 2019 update of its Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The Town of Medfield adopted its first Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2011, which was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  This plan will update the 2011 plan. The Town also pursued simultaneously a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan to prepare for the impacts of climate change. Both plans identify natural hazards affecting Medfield such as floods, hurricanes, winter storms, and earthquakes, as well as future impacts with climate change that the Town can take to reduce its vulnerability to these hazards.

When:              Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 PM

Where:            Medfield Town Hall, 459 Main Street, Chenery Hall, Medfield, MA  02052

MAPC is the regional planning agency for 101 communities in the metropolitan Boston area, promoting smart growth and regional collaboration. More information about MAPC is available at www.mapc.org.

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