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As part of a broad effort across several counties, Barrington Borough Council identified flooding as the top hazard in the municipality, followed by high wind and severe summer and winter weather.
The document, part of the Hazard Mitigation Plan being updated to maintain eligibility for federal grants and ensure cooperation to reduce risk, ranks dam failure, drought, earthquake, extreme temperature (hot and cold) and wildfire as low priorities and lists coastal erosion and sea-level rise, geologic hazards and levee failure as not applicable.
Among the mitigation measures listed to address flooding are:
Other mitigation measures designed to help address all hazards are: