Town Hazard Mitigation Update meeting

Event Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Mapping and Planning Solutions

105 Union Street, Suite 1

Whitefield, NH  03598

Press Release                                                                                          

for immediate release

Updated:  December, 2018                            

Contact: June Garneau

603-837-7122

Town of Jackson commences hazard mitigation planning

The Emergency Management Director for the Town of Jackson recently met with June Garneau, of Mapping and Planning Solutions and other Team members from Jackson, to begin work on the required five-year update to the 2014 Jackson 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; Jackson citizens and any interested stakeholders are invited to participate.  All interested parties should contact Tom Grieg, the Jackson Emergency Management Director, at 356-5645 if they wish to be included in the process.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 28 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Jackson Town Offices. 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.