Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2016

About the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

A hazard mitigation plan should be considered a living document that must grow and adapt, keeping pace with a community’s growth and change. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA) places high priority on the continuation of the planning process after the initial submittal, requiring communities to seek and receive re-approval from FEMA in order to remain eligible for assistance. The evaluation, revision and update process is also a means to create an increased institutional awareness and involvement in hazard mitigation as part of daily activities.

This Plan Update will replace the existing 2011 Town of Cumberland Hazard Mitigation Plan as a standalone document. The approach for this Update is premised on four primary methods, all geared towards meeting the requirements of the DMA 2000 Public Law 106-390, October 10, 2000:

 Planning Process—Outreach and Stakeholder Coordination

 Risk Assessment—Identifying Hazards and Estimating Losses

 Mitigation Strategy— Identifying Mitigation Actions and Implementation Strategies

 Plan Maintenance—Implementation, Evaluation and Revision/Update

First Draft of the Cumberland Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2016 Now Available For Comment

The Cumberland Planning Department is pleased to make available the first draft of the 2016 Cumberland Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. This draft will be submitted to the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) for the first required review and approval in the summer of 2016. The Plan update will then be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for final review and approval. 

Cumberland Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2016

Community Involvement Opportunities in the Hazard Mitigation Plan Process

The following presentation was given at the Cumberland Library on September 28, 2015. This was the first of two planned Public Workshops for the Town of Cumberland Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Hazard Mitigation Plan Presentation 9-28-15

 For more information on how to get involved contact the following:


Joshua O’Neill—Town Planner

Town of Cumberland

45 Broad Street

Cumberland, RI 02864


Phone: (401) 728-2400 Ext. 146


Craig Pereira—Project Manager

Horsley Witten Group

55 Dorrance Street, Suite 403

Providence, RI 02903


 Phone: (401) 272-1717