UMMS public forum on May 13 to discuss multi-hazard mitigation plan

UMass Medical School Communications

May 12, 2014

UMass Medical School is currently developing a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify and reduce risk from natural, technological and human-caused hazards; identify actions that can be taken to prevent damage to property and loss of life; and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts. The project is funded by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and allocated by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

UMMS will host a public forum on Tuesday, May 13, from 8 to 11:35 a.m. in conjunction with the Worcester Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to discuss development of the plan, describe the work completed to date and highlight some of the hazards that could present the greatest risks to campus operations. A brief presentation will be provided and related materials will be available for review. Members of the planning committee will be available to answer questions and listen to community and stakeholder comments.

The forum will be held in Meeting Room C, 50 Skyline Drive, Worcester. Members of the UMMS community, Worcester LEPC, neighboring communities and all other interested parties are invited to attend.