Needham’s update to the existing Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) can be found below. The plan documents natural hazards that affect the Town, such as floods, hurricanes, and severe winter storms, and recommends actions the Town can take to reduce its vulnerability to these hazards. HMPs are prepared under the auspices of FEMA. Approval of the plan by FEMA will make Needham eligible for grants to address recommended actions.
The completion of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program report is also below. Certification as an MVP community makes Needham eligible to apply for state grants to address climate vulnerabilities.