City of Pawtucket


Mayor Donald R. Grebien

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Public Meeting Invitation
Identify Natural Hazard Risks and Recommend Mitigation Actions

The Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls Welcome Community Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Do you wonder if Pawtucket or Central Falls can flood, experience a tornado, or have an earthquake? What is the worst that can happen in Pawtucket or Central Falls? What can prevent those natural hazards and others from wreaking havoc?

The Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls are extending an invitation to the community to participate in a public meeting as it develops their Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. This plan details all the natural hazard risks that may impact the Cities and includes a list of potential actions to mitigate those risks.

Meeting Information:
• Day: Thursday, May 30, 2024
• Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
• In person: 934 Dexter Street, Central Falls
• Meeting ID: 80 7257 3175
• Passcode: 937364

The Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls encourage all residents and business owners to come to this public meeting to share ideas and offer feedback on which hazards present the greatest risks, which areas of the City are most susceptible to damage, and what you would like to see done to mitigate these risks?

The Local Planning Team, in partnership with Jamie Caplan Consulting LLC, a Northampton, MA-based firm, is developing the plan. FEMA approval, coupled with City adoption, will enable each City to access pre- and post-disaster hazard mitigation grant funds.

For Further Inquiries:
• Camerin Bennett, Assistant Planning Director (Pawtucket) at 401-728-0500 x441 or [email protected]
• Jim Vandermillen, Planning Director (Central Falls) at 401-616-2425 or [email protected]

Public participation is essential to a Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan needs to represent the interests of community members while working to mitigate risk to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change.