Hazard Mitigation Planning

Planning for natural disasters can reduce loss of life, injuries, and property damage. Hazard Mitigation Plans identify critical facilities and areas of concern throughout a municipality, analyze potential natural hazards and risks to these facilities, and prioritize mitigation measures to address the hazards. Municipalities must update their Hazard Mitigation Plans every five years in order to maintain eligibility for federal mitigation grants.

Potential natural hazards in the NRPC region include drought, earthquake, extreme temperatures, flooding, fluvial erosion, hurricane, severe thunderstorm, severe winter weather, tornado, and wildfire.

NRPC is currently working with Brookline, Pelham, and Mason to update their Hazard Mitigation Plans.

Brookline

Documents

DRAFT Brookline Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2017

DRAFT Brookline Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2017 Appendix


Meetings

Date & Time: November 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Location: Brookline Town Hall
Agenda

Date & Time: December 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Location: Brookline Town Hall
Agenda

Date & Time: January 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Location: Brookline Town Hall
Agenda

Date & Time: February 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM 
Location: Brookline Town Hall
Agenda

Pelham

Documents

DRAFT Pelham Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2017

DRAFT Pelham Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2017 Appendix 

Meetings

Date & Time: December 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Location: Pelham Fire Department 
Agenda

Date & Time: February 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM  Postponed due to snow until Feb. 21 at 10:00
Location: Pelham Fire Department 
Agenda

Date & Time: March 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM 
Location: Pelham Fire Department 
Agenda

Mason

Documents

Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Checklist


Meetings

Date & Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Agenda

 

Nashua Region Water Resiliency Action Plan 

Climate change in southern New Hampshire will impact the environment, ecosystem services, economy, public health, and quality of life. According to a 2014 study by the Sustainability Institute at the University of NH, southern NH is expected to become warmer and wetter over the next century with more extreme precipitation events. This weather pattern puts significant stress on the region’s already aging water infrastructure. Despite efforts taking place to slow the rate of climate change, some level of change is inevitable. Therefore, municipalities must make sound decisions to help their communities adapt to a new climate normal.

A critical component of water sustainability is resilience, which means ensuring that natural and man-made water systems are able to tolerate disturbances and adapt to change. While southern NH has been and is expected to continue getting wetter, it is uncertain whether there will be enough good quality water when and where it is needed to support the population and the broader ecosystem. Greater fluctuations in rain and snow events will impact groundwater recharge, stormwater runoff, drought, and flooding. Increased frequency of extreme weather events presents additional challenges to already aging and inadequate water infrastructure. The goal of the Nashua Region Water Resiliency Action Plan is to help municipalities become more resilient to the impacts that climate change has on their water infrastructure and vulnerable populations.