iBerkshires.com reports Thursday at 6 p.m., Williamstown takes a step in that planning process when it holds a listening session for members of the public to consider the Municipal Vulnerability Plan the town is developing with the help of a grant from the commonwealth and advice from the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.

The threats to local communities are changing as the climate changes and the data points to a combination of more frequent and severe weather events (rain storms, ice storms and the like) coupled with more frequent droughts.

The Thursday evening meeting will be a chance for residents to learn about some of the threats that have been identified and share information about potential problems that may not have been considered.