Newfields Community Planning for Severe Weather
Wednesday June 20, 2012
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Newfields Town Hall
Community-driven adaptation efforts like those in Hampton, Hampton Falls and Seabrook are now taking form in Newfields, the next town to take initiative in planning for severe weather impacts. Residents and officials alike have voiced concern about the increasing number of storms that flood roads and fell powerlines which pose risks to public safety, community assets and business operations. A dinner and discussion is scheduled for Wednesday evening, June 20th, at the Newfields Town Hall to explore current and future impacts and possible actions.
The event brings together town officials, business owners, and residents. Participants will collaboratively pinpoint town assets, identify vulnerabilities and impacts, and conclude with a discussion of possible actions. The dialogue will improve the community’s preparedness for the next big storm. Input will also inform development of the Newfields Local Emergency Operations Plan, as well as updates to the Newfields Master Plan.
Multiple CAW partners have contributed to the event, including NH Sea Grant, Natural Resources Outreach Coalition, Clean Air – Cool Planet, and others. It is funded by the NH Department of Environmental Services’ Coastal Program through a grant from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Project staff worked closely with the town planning board to organize the event. The action and involvement in Newfields builds on CAW’s continuing efforts in coastal communities.