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UMass Boston to hold public meeting on plans to deal with natural, man-made disasters

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 2, 2013 12:20 PM

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UMass Boston will update residents Wednesday on plans to ensure that students, faculty, and neighborhoods are safe before, during, and after any natural or man-made disasters.

The second and final public meeting on the topic is scheduled from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in the university's Healey Library.

“Basically, this is best practice for the school,” Anne Marie McLaughlin, the emergency manager for UMass Boston, told Boston.com in June. “You want to have the planning to help reduce risk and damage.

“A lot of risks and hazards are not surprising given our location on the coast,” McLaughlin added. “It’s all part of due diligence and a way for us to seek funding for hazard mitigation problems.”

University staff will be on hand to provide residents with an overview of the plan and to take questions.

A copy of the draft plan can be found here.

To RSPV or submit feedback, contact Anne-Marie McLaughlin at a.mclaughlin@umb.edu or call 617-287-6821.

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