TRORC has begun working with the Town of Stockbridge on drafting their Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Hazard mitigation planning is a process that is strongly supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is a process through which communities assess risks and identify actions to reduce vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards. Without a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan, a town is ineligible for specific FEMA grant funding opportunities. The most well-known example of the use of one of these grants is the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), which is currently being used to buy-out properties in our region and across the state that were damaged during Tropical Storm Irene.
The draft document is available here: DRAFTStockbridgeHMP4
If you would like to know more about Hazard Mitigation Plans or would like to submit comments, please contact Michael Storace at [email protected].