Public Notice - Town of Goffstown Commences Hazard Mitigation Planning - 08/06/2020

The Emergency Management Director of the Town of Goffstown has met with June Garneau, of Mapping and Planning Solutions and other team members from Goffstown, to begin work on the required five-year update to the 2015 Goffstown 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 planning 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. Goffstown citizens and any interested stakeholders are invited to participate. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM via “Zoom”. The general public is encouraged to attend all meetings. All interested parties should contact Chief Brian Allard, the Goffstown Fire Chief & Emergency Management Director, at 497-3619, if they wish to be included in the process; you will be added to the Zoom meeting invitation list. Additional meetings will also be held on October 20, November 30 and December 15, all Tuesdays at 9:00 AM via Zoom.

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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