Worcester Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of Worcester has been in the process of updating the local hazard mitigation plan and a draft is available for public review and comment.  The Town of Worcester, VT 2017 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is developed to recognize the hazards facing the community and identify strategies  to reduce risks from these acknowledge hazards thereby reducing the loss of life and property during times of hazardous events.  Having a local hazard mitigation plan allows Worcester to access state hazard mitigation grant funds and federal relief assistance for specific mitigation projects designed to reduce and/or eliminate vulnerabilities resulting from the occurrence of disaster events. Work under this plan update process is supported by the CVRPC and funded by a grant award under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The Worcester Hazard Mitigation Plan will be reviewed by the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security prior to submittal to FEMA for final approval.  Any comments received during the review process will be considered by the Board of Selectmen for inclusion into a final draft plan.  Prior to FEMA approval, the Board of Selectmen must adopt the final plan by resolution.  Prior to plan adoption, the Board will hold a public hearing to gain public comment. The adopted plan and certificate of adoption will be sent to FEMA and upon their review, FEMA will issue a formal Letter of Approval.  The plan will be effective for five years from the date of FEMA approval at which time the plan will need to be updated and adopted again.

Worcester Draft LHMP