Climate Change and Hazard Planning

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2023-2028

The City of Framingham has adopted its new Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) for 2023. Click the link or image below for access to the approved plan. Additional meeting and plan update information can be found below:

2023-2028 Hazard Mitigation Plan

HMP Front Cover

Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meetings - July 11, 2022 & December 19, 2022


July 11, 2022:

Slides for this meeting can be found below: 

December 19, 2022: 

Press Release (English, Spanish, & Portuguese)

Slides for the presentation are available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish: 

For any questions, please contact

About the Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP)

The Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) analyzes any natural hazards that may affect the City'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 City 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 and Economic Development Division, Conservation Commission, Fire Department, DPW, and Police Department.

Elements focused on for the 2022 update include:

  • Significant new development that has occurred since 2017 and how it could be impacted by natural hazards;
  • Changes in natural hazards impacts;
  • Integration of the Municipal Vulnerability Program (MVP) with Plan.
  • Analysis and revision of proposed natural hazard mitigation projects list; and
  • Overall streamlining and reorganizing of the Plan.

Please find all preliminary material related to the update located here Version Options Climate Change and Hazard Planning Headline.

(2017) Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Final MHMP 2017 update was adopted by the Board of Selectman and approved by FEMA on April 12, 2017.
View the Final MHMP Update 2017 (PDF)

Get Involved!

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

If you have comments on the Plan, general questions, have a suggestion of a natural hazard mitigation project the City should consider, or would like to report an area in City affected by a natural hazard, please email!


Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program

The City of Framingham received a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning Grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs. The grant enabled Framingham to identify and analyze the community’s risks and strengths in the face of climate change. The process, involving key community stakeholders and the public, culminated into a final Report. As a result, Framingham became certified as an MVP Community making us eligible for Action Grant money to implement recommendations outlined in the Report.

MVP Report - English (large file - 54 mb .pdf)
MVP Report - Spanish (.pdf)
MVP Report - Portuguese (.pdf)

Image of a 100+ Year Old Stone Culvert Near Hemenway Road
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Image of the Winter Street Reservoir Dam (Framingham Reservoir No. 1 Dam and Gatehouse)

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