East Providence 2022 Revised Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan

The purpose of the East Providence Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (hereafter referred to as “Plan,” or “Plan update”) is to provide comprehensive guidance for hazard mitigation in the City of East Providence. The City has experienced its share of natural disasters in recent years with four Federal natural disaster declarations since the start of 2010. This Plan serves the people of East Providence by providing the impetus for making homes, businesses and communities more resilient to the impacts of hurricanes, floods, severe local storms, winter storms, temperature extremes, and other natural hazards. In response to these events, hazard mitigation actions are designed and implemented to reduce or eliminate long-term risk from hazards and their effects. The Plan also provides our constituents with information regarding the overall capabilities of the City and the State to reduce or eliminate natural hazard threats and vulnerabilities.