Mapping and Planning Solutions
PO Box 283
91 Cherry Mountain Place
Twin Mountain, NH 03595
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Updated: April 5, 2023
Contact: June Garneau
The Alton Town Administrator/EMD met with June Garneau of Mapping and Planning Solutions and other team members from Alton to work on the required five-year update to the 2017 Alton Hazard Mitigation Plan. The town and Mapping and Planning Solutions are conducting a series of Hazard Mitigation meetings to develop the plan over the next few months.
During these public meetings, the Hazard Mitigation Planning Team (HMPT) will address natural, technological, and human-caused hazards such as Inland Flooding, Long-term Utility Outage, and Transport Accidents; the team will also determine “Action Items” to help mitigate the effects of these hazards. The team will also review shelter sites and the need for generators at those sites.
By examining critical infrastructure and key resources, along with past hazards, the team will establish priorities for future mitigation projects and steps that can be taken to increase public awareness of hazards in general.
As mandated by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all municipalities must complete a local Hazard Mitigation Plan to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Administration funding should a natural disaster occur. The planning processes are made possible by grants from FEMA.
The HMPT is currently being formed. Alton citizens and any interested stakeholders are invited to participate. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM via “Zoom”. The public is encouraged to attend all meetings. All interested parties should contact Ryan Heath, Town Administrator & EMD, by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, to be included in the process; interested parties will be added to the Zoom meeting invitation list. Future meetings are planned for June 7, July 5, and August 2 all at 2:00 PM.
More information on the hazard mitigation planning process is available from June Garneau at Mapping and Planning Solutions, email@example.com.