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Hazard Mitigation

In an effort to remain at the ready for emergency response, the Town of Swansea has invested time, money, and other resources into Hazard Mitigation Planning. This initiative, performed in conjunction with FEMA and MEMA, identifies climate-related natural hazards as well as clear action items to alleviate the extent of the emergency where possible and save lives and property. This includes deploying nature based solutions, examining current organizational structures for capacity, reviewing flaws, if any, in implementation of emergency response processes, critical infrastructure, and educating the public.   The Plan examines specifically climate change interactions and natural hazards, including changes in precipitation, sea level rise, rising temperatures, extreme weather, an non-climate influenced hazards, such as earthquakes.

The Town's Hazard Mitigation Plan from 2017 is now being updated. There are a series of informational meetings where we hope you will join either in person or digitally to express your thoughts, comments, concerns, and feedback about your community. 

Our first public informational session took place on Thursday, April 13, 2023. View the presentation slides here and submit feedback to . A recording of the digital session can be viewed below:
Hazard Mitigation Public Info Session 1