Monhegan Vol. Fire Department (MVFD) is working with the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission and Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency to update the Lincoln County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The benefits of completing a Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligibility for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation grants, as well as open doors to other funding resources at the county and state level. The plan is updated once every five years. With resident assistance, the County can more effectively assess Monhegan’s needs and help determine the correct mitigation measures that will work for the community.
MVFD is asking for participation from residents, organizations, and businesses in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S7BP2H3 to provide input about areas in the town susceptible to natural disasters and potential actions to mitigate them. Examples can be noting areas prone to flooding during a storm, needed maps or public education information, infrastructure projects, or erosion control and conservation practices. More information on Hazard Mitigation planning can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/risk-management/hazard-mitigation-planning/create-hazard-plan.