The Town of Barnstable is currently updating the Barnstable Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) and is seeking public comment at this time.


The Hazard Mitigation Plan is a FEMA prescribed effort. The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify and profile the town’s risk and vulnerability to potential natural hazards. Specifically, this plan assesses the potential impacts of hurricanes, winter storms, shoreline change/coastal erosion, earthquakes, drought/wildfire, and dam failure and identifies properties, resources, and critical facilities which may be impacted by these hazard events. The plan identifies mitigation strategies and actions aimed at reducing the loss of or damage to life, property, infrastructure and natural, cultural, and economic resources.  A corresponding implementation plan will then be prepared to address the prioritization and administration of the identified strategies and actions.

To review the plan and learn more please go to:

For more information or to provide comments please contact, Jim Kupfer, Senior Planner, at