Town of Saugus
Natural Hazards and Climate Preparedness
Virtual Feedback Session
Welcome to the Town of Saugus’ virtual feedback session. The Town of Saugus has been working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to complete a joint Hazard Mitigation Plan and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (HMP-MVP) Plan.
The Hazard Mitigation Plan prepares for all natural (weather related) hazards. The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) plan prepares for projected climate-related increases in heat, precipitation, drought, and sea level rise.
Completion of the Hazard Mitigation Plan will make Saugus eligible for FEMA grants to implement recommended measures. Completion of the MVP plan will certify Saugus as an MVP community and make Saugus eligible for state grants to implement recommended priorities.
Your feedback is critical to the success of the plan. The current COVID-19 pandemic necessitates that we gather your input virtually. Please listen to the following presentation, review the MVP workshop report, and then respond to the survey questions to share your observations, concerns, and priorities.
Please provide your feedback by x, 2020 for inclusion in the final MVP report.
If you have any questions, please contact MAPC Regional Land Use Planner Courtney Lewis at email@example.com
Step One: Presentation
In this 30-minute presentation, Regional Land Use Planner Courtney Lewis discusses:
- Saugus Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Climate change data and projections
- Natural hazards and climate impacts for Saugus
- Saugus’ climate priorities
If the video isn't displaying, click here for the YouTube video.
Step Two: Read Draft Report
Review the draft MVP report ("Town of Saugus Community Resilience Building Workshop: Summary of Findings"). Pages 10 to 13 summarize the results.
Pay particular attention to the areas of concern, community strengths, and the strategies to improve resilience. In the next section, we will ask for your feedback on these strategies.