Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Image of a 100+ Year Old Stone Culvert Near Hemenway Road

The Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) analyzes any natural hazards that may affect the Town and the Town’s ability to deal with those natural hazards. The Plan – as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – is updated every 5 years, which allows the Town to apply for pre-disaster and post-disaster funding.

The MHMP Working Group is the entity tasked with updating and implementing the Plan and is composed of various citizens and staff from the Community & Economic Development Division, Fire Department, DPW, and Police Department. Since Framingham’s current MHMP expires in 2017, the MHMP Working Group is currently updating the Plan. 

Elements to be focused on for this update include:

  • Significant new development that has occurred since 2012 and how it could be impacted by natural hazards;
  • ​​Changes in natural hazards impacts;
  • Analysis and revision of proposed natural hazard mitigation projects list; and 
  • Overall streamlining and reorganizing of the Plan.  
Click here to review the 2012 Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan, while the 2017 plan is being updated.

Get Involved!



Throughout this process we would like to hear from you – Framingham residents who know first-hand the areas in Town impacted by natural hazards. 

The Draft MHMP Update 2017 will be posted on this page periodically. If you have comments on the Plan, general questions, have a suggestion of a natural hazard mitigation project the Town should consider, or would like to report an area in Town affected by a natural hazard, please click on the comments button to the right. (Any comments received will be included in the MHMP Update 2017 document.)



The Draft MHMP 2017 Update is now ready for review!  Please send comments/questions/edits on this Draft Plan to mei@framinghamma.gov or via the red button to the right by October 12, 2016.  Click on the image below to access the Draft Plan.

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Image of the Department of Public Works performing the Annual Saxonville Flood Gate Inspection

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Image of the Winter Street Reservoir Dam (Framingham Reservoir No. 1 Dam and Gatehouse)