Barnstable to Hold Public Listening Session on Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness

June 11th at Barnstable Town Hall

Public Listening Session

June 11, 2019 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Barnstable Town Hall | 367 Main Street, Hyannis

Second Floor Hearing Room

 

Review the Draft Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Report here.

 

The Town of Barnstable is participating in the Commonwealth’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. This program provides support for towns in Massachusetts to plan for and implement projects that mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. Communities that complete the MVP program become certified as an "MVP community" and are eligible for State grant funding and other opportunities.

The Town of Barnstable will continue the MVP certification process by presenting and distributing a draft of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness report to the public at a formal public information and listening session scheduled for June 11, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Town Hall.  This session will provide an opportunity for any member of the interested public to learn about the MVP process and provide feedback about the MVP workshop and recommended highest priority actions resulting from the workshop.  No registration is required.

The goal of the MVP planning process is to raise awareness about the dangers posed from natural hazards and identify priority actions to improve resilience to the significant natural hazards that the community faces.  On March 29, 2019, during a day-long workshop, community participants worked with local and regional leaders to:

  • Characterize the hazards facing the community
  • Identify community vulnerabilities and hazards
  • Identify and prioritize community actions
  • Determination overall priority actions for the community

Click here to view the Cape Cod Commission’s “Story Map” for the MVP effort.  The Story Map includes links to resources on climate resilience and a collection of data on local natural hazard impacts, including things like infrastructure, floodplains, and sea level rise projections.


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