FEMA approves Pawtucket-CF hazard mitigation plan
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.”