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Draft Maine State Hazard Mitigation Plan 2013 Update Posted for Public Comment


July 24, 2013


The Maine Emergency Management Agency has posted a draft of the 2013 Update to the Maine State Hazard Mitigation Plan for public review and comment.

The State Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies natural hazards faced by the State, and outlines different strategies both ongoing and proposed, to reduce the risk posed by these hazards.

Federal law and regulation requires each state to update its plan every three years. The draft plan has been submitted to FEMA for initial review. An approved plan is required in order to qualify the State for Public Assistance, Fire Management and Hazard Mitigation Grants from FEMA.

Every town in the State must also be covered by an approved plan in order to qualify for grant funds. Five-year plans for each of Maine's 16 counties as well as the University of Maine System were approved by FEMA earlier this year.

The draft Maine State Hazard Mitigation Plan 2013 Update may be downloaded from the MEMA website [The document is in Adobe .pdf format, approximately 4.5 MB. Should you have difficulty accessing the file, please contact us].

Comments will be accepted on the draft plan update through September 16, 2013. Comments should be directed to:

JoAnn Mooney
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Maine Emergency Management Agency
72 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333



JoAnn Mooney


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