Hazard Mitigation Plan

Town of Brookline Invited the Public to a Meeting to Learn About the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update on January 9, 2023.

People wait a crosswalk in Brookline VillageThe Town of Brookline is developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan that identifies and prioritizes actions the Town can take to mitigate the impacts of natural hazards and climate change. This is an update to the plan previously developed in 2016.

To listen to the January 9, 2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan recording:

Passcode: Nq25&M6c

At the meeting, ideas for making the Town more resilient to natural hazards such as flooding, snowstorms, high winds, and extreme temperatures were discussed. 

This plan is being developed by the Office of Emergency Management and Brookline’s Emergency Management Team.  Jamie Caplan Consulting LLC, a Northampton, MA based firm, is leading this effort on behalf of the Town and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approval, and Town adoption, of the Hazard Mitigation Plan allows the Town to apply for pre- and post-disaster hazard mitigation grant funds.

Brookline developed a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) plan in 2017 that also identified possible actions to mitigate risks to natural hazards and climate change. The Hazard Mitigation Plan will include all of those identified actions still relevant today. 

The final Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting will be held in April 2023.  

For questions regarding this project, please contact Cheryl Anne Snyder, Emergency Management Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management, Email: [email protected].

A flooded street
A driver cleans snow off a car
Fallen trees cover a waterway