Hazard Mitigation Plan

Welcome to the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan page. We will be posting information, updates, and links to information as we work with our consultant, Horsley Witten Group, to do this year's update to the plan

UPDATE: The Draft Kingston, MA 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public comment from June 6, 2022 through June 17, 2022.  Please provide all comments directly to Craig Pereira, Project Manager at cpereira@horsleywitten.com by June 17, 2022. 

Kingston will be holding a public workshop for the the Hazard Mitigation Plan on June 13, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM, more information is available in the flyer below 


FEMA defines hazard mitigation as a series of actions and policies designed to reduce and/or eliminate the impacts of naturally occurring disasters on people and property.

A hazard mitigation plan should be considered a living document that must grow and adapt, keeping pace with a community's growth and change. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA) places a high priority on the continuation of the planning process after the initial submittal, requiring communities to seek and receive reapproval from FEMA in order to remain eligible for assistance. The evaluation, revision, and update process is also a means to create an increased institutional awareness and involvement in hazard mitigation as part of daily activities.


This Update will replace the existing 2015 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Old Colony Region, as a stand-alone municipal plan. The approach for this Update is premised on four primary methods, all geared towards meeting the requirements of the DMA 2000 Public Law 106-390, October 10, 2000:

  • Planning Process-Outreach and Stakeholder Coordination
  • Risk Assessment-Identifying Hazards and Estimating Losses
  • Mitigation Strategy- Identifying Mitigation Actions and Implementation Strategies
  • Plan Maintenance-Implementation, Evaluation and Revision/Update

Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved.