FEMA ap­proves Pawtucket-CF haz­ard mit­i­ga­tion plan

Pawtucket Times - - BLACKSTONE VALLEY/NATION -

PAWTUCKET — In the cul­mi­na­tion of more than a year and a half of col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Cities of Pawtucket and Cen­tral Falls, the Fed­eral Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (FEMA) has ap­proved the Pawtucket-Cen­tral Falls Multi-Ju­ris­dic­tional Haz­ard Mit­i­ga­tion Plan.

This plan is the first multi-ju­ris­dic­tional haz­ard mit­i­ga­tion plan in the state and aims to build upon ex­ist­ing lo­cal prac­tices that may mit­i­gate the lo­cal im­pacts of ex­treme weather events for both res­i­dents and crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture.

“What makes this plan so spe­cial is its multi-ju­ris­dic­tional na­ture. No other cities in the state have taken this ap­proach be­fore, in­stead re­ly­ing on in­di­vid­ual mu­nic­i­pal plans that end at city lines. With the new joint plan, the Cities of Cen­tral Falls and Pawtucket will be able to work to­gether to much more ef­fec­tively pre­vent or re­spond to any catas­tro­phe,” said Pawtucket Mayor Don­ald R. Gre­bien.

“I would like to thank Mayor Diossa for his ef­forts as well as all of the mem­bers of the Lo­cal Plan­ning Team.”

“The Pawtucket-Cen­tral Falls Multi-Ju­ris­dic­tional Haz­ard Mit­i­ga­tion Plan is a unique ar­range­ment amongst the two cities that will help pre­vent nat­u­ral haz­ards that have the most like­li­hood to ef­fect both of our com­mu­ni­ties,” said Cen­tral Falls Mayor James A. Diossa.”

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