Natural hazard events impact Nantucket each year causing property damage, power outages, public and private expenditures, and risk of injury.  Hurricanes and tropical storms bring high winds and flooding, wildfires can spread through acres of open space, winter storms lead to power outages and blocked roads, and ongoing coastal erosion can destroy homes and roads.  Recent hazard events, such as "Superstorm" Sandy (Oct. 2012), Winter Storms Juno (Jan. 2015) and Mars (Feb. 2016), remind us of the risks.  Tropical Storm Jose this year highlighted the possibility of a direct hit by a tropical storm. The summer of 2016 were relatively high wildfire risk seasons.

The town of Nantucket is in the process of updating its multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Hazard mitigation aims to prevent or reduce effects of natural hazards and the Plan includes actions that may be taken the community to reduce damage to property, injury, and loss of life.

Please share your ideas for hazard mitigation using the following survey. If you have any questions, you may enter your contact information at the end of the survey.