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Emergency Management Planning

Emergmanagement-graphic.jpgEmergency Management consists of a number of stages; mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission mainly assists communities in the mitigation and preparedness stages of Emergency Management. Emergency Management deals with strategic organizational processes which are used to protect critical municipal assets from hazard risks that can cause disasters or catastrophes and to strategize ways to mitigate for natural disasters. 

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Mitigation efforts are intended to reduce the effects and cost of the disasters. The mitigation phase differs from the other phases in that it focuses on long-term measures for reducing or eliminating risk. The Commission has assisted several municipalities in developing and updating their hazard mitigation plans.

Emergency Operations Planning

Preparedness is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluation and improvement activities to ensure effective coordination and the enhancement of capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. In this area, the Commission has assisted communities in creating their Emergency Operations Plans and developing community communication plans meant to be implemented in the event of a disaster. 

Climate Change Adaptation Planning

The Upper Valley has experienced greater damage to property and land from more intense storms and rainfall due to extreme weather events. Climate scientists in the region predict more intense storms, heavy rainfall, and damaging drought for our region in the coming years. One way to save money, lives, and property from these extreme events is to find ways to adapt to these changes within your community. The Commission has assisted the region in development adaptation plans.

Disaster Response and Recovery Support

The Commission has played an important role in the community through supporting and participating in disaster response and recovery efforts through planning, services, and community outreach. The Commission partners with local efforts around the region to best serve our member municipalities.

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