The City of New Bedford is currently updating the 2016 New Bedford Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP), including natural, technological, and human-caused hazards. Hazard mitigation planning is important because it will: 
  • Enable the City to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from current and future hazard events,
  • Enable the City to plan for and receive funding for projects that reduce the risk of injury or damage to property,
  • Build upon some of the work already completed by the City including NB Resilient: New Bedford’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan, New Bedford Resilient Business Resilience Toolkit, and the New Bedford Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan.  
We need your help as we gather information for the MHMP update. The information you provide in this survey will help us coordinate activities and identify projects for future implementation. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete, will contain multiple choice and short answer questions, and responses will remain anonymous. The New Bedford Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Committee thanks you for taking the time to participate in this process! 

Hazard Types included in this MHMP update: 
  • Natural Hazards: flood, winter, wind, geologic, wildfire, drought, extreme temperature, and communicable diseases 
  • Technological Hazards: infrastructure failure (disruptions in communications, energy, information technology, transportation, water/wastewater services) 
  • Human-Caused Hazards: intentional (biological, chemical, cybersecurity, explosive, radiological/nuclear, civil disobedience incidents) or accidental (fire, hazardous materials release, mass casualty, etc.)
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