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Town Works to Prevent Flooding and Other Hazards

With spring flooding always a possibility, Mamaroneck town officials are putting finishing touches on a hazard mitigation plan they commissioned after Superstorm Sandy. 

The first draft of the plan can be read and downloaded on the town's website. 

Flooding was identified as the town's top problem by the consulting firm writing the plan, Environmental Technology Group Inc. of Hauppauge.

In fact, Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson told The Mamaroneck Daily Voice that crews are cleaning catch basins and lowering the reservoir to be ready in case of heavy spring rains and snow melt. 

The plan, following FEMA guidelines, looks at past and probable future hazards and develops ways to protect citizens, businesses, properties and infrastructures in the Town of Mamaroneck.

Its five major goals, developed with the Hazard Mitigation Committee, are:

1. Avoid and reduce hazards from flooding. 
2. Protect the community from catastrophic disasters to avoid loss of life and injury. 
3. Protect public and private property and infrastructure from catastrophic disasters. 
4. Protect environmental and natural resources. 
5. Involve the community, partners, and stakeholders in identifying and implementing mitigation measures. 

It will be discussed at the Town Board meeting March 19.


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