NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton is updating its plan to prepare for possible catastrophe. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Tuesday night welcomed comments for the city’s hazard mitigation plan.
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, or MEMA, requires updates every five years to ensure the city is prepared for natural disasters.
Josiah Neiderbach, Pioneer Valley Planning Comm., told 22News, “Is an essential component of saving municipalities money, as well as providing an effective response to hazards that may affect Northampton: flooding, hurricanes, wildfires.”
The hazard plan is updated every five years. The purpose is to assess risks from natural hazards, and identify steps to prevent property damage and loss of life.
Unfortunately for Tuesday nights event not too many people attended.