Hazard Mitigation planning is a proactive effort to identify actions that can be taken to reduce the dangers to life and property from natural hazard events. In the communities of the Boston region of Massachusetts, hazard mitigation planning tends to focus primarily on flooding, the most likely natural hazard to impact these communities. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all municipalities that wish to be eligible to receive FEMA funding for hazard mitigation grants, to adopt a local multi-hazard mitigation plan and update this plan in five year intervals.
The 2015 update to Swampscott’s Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in association with Town departments and boards.
FEMA Approval – October 8, 2015
Town of Swampscott Adoption – June 29, 2016
MEMA Approval – Pending