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Posted on: October 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting

Town of Andover

The Town of Andover is committed to making our community more resilient from natural hazards and reducing our overall vulnerability. The Town was recently awarded a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update our Hazard Mitigation Plan. We invite residents and businesses to participate in the first public meeting focused on this project, which will be held on October 27, 2023 at 9 AM virtually on Zoom. The meeting link is below: 

https://zoom.us/j/98383969078?pwd=OFN0YU9ZVG9SYVZqMXpMZnNtVXBRUT09 

Public input is critical when communities update their local Hazard Mitigation Plans (or HMPs). Andover’s updated HMP will prioritize actions that 1) reduce community risks from natural hazards; 2) benefit environmental justice populations; and 3) implement climate adaptation best practices to address climate change. The plan will focus on natural hazards of greatest concern in Andover and take stock of the resources available to address the community’s greatest vulnerabilities. The HMP will also focus on anticipating the impacts of climate change for the first time.

The first public meeting will provide an overview of the planning process; a discussion of the natural hazards of greatest concern, including but not limited to: floods, winter storms, Nor’easters, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, dam failures, power outages; an overview of the project goals and critical assets; and conclude with the next steps and discussions. Please email Andover’s Director of Sustainability, Joyce Losick-Yang, at Joyce.Losick-Yang@andoverma.us no later than October 26, 2023, 4:30 PM for additional details and any questions on how you can participate.

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