Emergency Management & Continuity

Hazard Mitigation

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Hazard Mitigation

Across the United States, natural and human-caused disasters have led to increase levels of injuries, property damage, and interruption of University, business and government services. The time, money, and efforts to recover from these disasters exhaust resources, diverting attention from important University and public programs. With several statewide gubernatorial and Presidential disaster declarations in recent history, the University recognized the impact of disasters on their community and concluded that proactive efforts needed to be taken to reduce the impact of natural and human-caused hazards.

The University is currently developing an All-Hazards Mitigation Plan for the University.  This project is being funded by a grant allocated by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


A copy of the draft plan can be downloaded here: Draft Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan

For questions or comments on the draft plan please feel free to contact Jeffrey Hescock at jhescock@ehs.umass.edu or 413-545-7431.




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