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Press Release Darlene McWhirter Oct 6, 2017

Mapping and Planning Solutions

105 Union Street, Suite 1

Whitefield, NH  03598

Press Release                                                                                          

 

for immediate release          

Updated:  September 29, 2017                                  

                                                                                                            Contact: June Garneau

                                                                                                            603-837-7122

 

 

Town of Tamworth commences

hazard mitigation planning

 

The Town of Tamworth recently met with June Garneau, of Mapping and Planning Solutions, Heidi Lawton of NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management and other Team members from Tamworth, to begin work on the required five-year update to the 2012 Tamworth Hazard Mitigation Plan. As a result of this meeting, Mapping and Planning Solutions is conducting a series of meetings on the Hazard Mitigation Plan over the next few months.

 

Through this series of public meetings, the Team will address issues such as flooding, hurricanes, drought, landslides and wildfires, and determine efforts the Town can undertake to mitigate the effects of both natural and human-caused hazards. The Team will also examine potential shelter sites and the need for generators at those sites. 

 

By examining critical infrastructure and key resources, along with past hazards, the team will establish priorities for future mitigation projects and steps that can be taken to increase public awareness of hazards in general.

 

As mandated by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all municipalities are required to complete a local Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Administration funding should a natural disaster occur.  The planning processes are made possible by grants from FEMA.

 

The Hazard Mitigation Planning Team is currently being formed; Tamworth citizens and any interested stakeholders are invited to participate.  All interested parties should contact Chief Richard Colcord, Fire Chief & Emergency Management Director, 323-8874 if they wish to be included in the process.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17 from 1-3:00 PM at the Tamworth Central Fire Station. The general public is encouraged to attend all meetings, regardless of whether they are a part of the Planning Team.

 

More information on the hazard mitigation planning process is available from June Garneau at Mapping and Planning Solutions, 603-837-7122.

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