City of Woburn Hazard Mitigation
Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of natural disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages State and local governments to engage in hazard mitigation planning – and to develop hazard mitigation plans – in order to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. Having an updated, current hazard mitigation plan ensures a community remains eligible to apply for certain grants and other types of non-emergency disaster assistance.
The City of Woburn has had a Hazard Mitigation Plan for years. The current Plan identifies and then assesses the potential impacts on the City from a variety of hazards: flooding, high winds, winter storms, brush fires and geologic hazards. It also lays out and prioritizes goals and strategies for dealing with each type and occurrence of hazardous conditions. It also provides a blueprint for the City to use in prioritizing grant applications and public infrastructure projects.
Woburn’s current Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by the City Council on December 7, 2021 and approved by FEMA on December 15, 2021. It will remain effective until December 15, 2026.
Please click HERE to see the approved Plan.
Please click HERE to see FEMA’s approval letter.