In January, the Planning Department, Planning Board and Local Hazard Mitigation Committee began an update to the South Kingstown Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. To stay informed on the update process, or to explore natural hazard mapping tools click here to visit the Hazard Mitigation Plan Page.
The Hazard Mitigation Plan is a planning tool used to improve the Town's resilience to natural hazard events such as drought, flood, coastal erosion, hurricanes and high wind events. Municipal hazard mitigation plans are required to be updated once every five years by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA). The Plan update is well underway, with a full draft anticipated by the end of the year.