Presentation on Updating Salem's Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Thursday, August 8, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Annex, 98 Washington Street

The City of Salem is in the process of updating its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, a document that describes local natural hazards such as flooding, extreme temperatures, high winds, and storms; identifies City infrastructure, neighborhoods, and businesses that are particularly vulnerable to these hazards; and lists actions that can help Salem become more resilient in the future.

On Thursday, August 8 at 6:30pm, the Salem Conservation Commission meeting will begin with a 20-25 minute presentation about this process and expected updates to the plan, presented by Sam Cleeves from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The meeting will take place at City Hall Annex, 98 Washington St, 1st floor public meeting room. All are welcome to learn more and to share your concerns or questions about natural hazards in your neighborhood and the City as a whole.

If you are unable to attend but would like to be involved in the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan update process, there will be an opportunity to review the draft document and suggest changes later this year. To receive an email when the draft is posted, or to learn more about this process, please contact