Hazard Mitigation

Patriots' Day Flood Damage, April 2007, Deerfield, NH
Patriots' Day Flood Damage, April 2007, Deerfield, NH

SNHPC has been working with its member communities to develop Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans. A Hazard Mitigation Plan is designed to reduce or eliminate risk to people and property from a range of hazards including wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, winter storms, and flooding. The plan identifies the community's susceptibility and vulnerability to each hazard, essential facilities at risk, and proposes new strategies to potentially mitigate or reduce future damages. These plans were financed in part by FEMA through a grant from the New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

SNHPC has facilitated the development/update of Hazard Mitigation Plans for the following communities:
Auburn– Bedford – Chester - Deerfield - Derry – Goffstown – Hooksett – Londonderry – Manchester –New Boston – Weare