REGIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION
The South Central Regional Council of Governments was awarded a grant, administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, to develop a Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan for Bethany, Branford, Hamden, Madison, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge. The five additional municipalities in the Region (East Haven, Guilford, Meriden, Milford, and New Haven) have completed or are currently working on their own hazard mitigation plans and participated in the development of the Regional Plan. The development of the Plan was completed with support provided by Jamie Caplan Consulting, LLC and AECOM.
The purpose of the Plan is to reduce the Region’s vulnerability to natural hazards and provide a comprehensive approach to mitigate any potential inter-jurisdictional hazards. The Plan defines responsibilities and analyzes local capacities and capabilities to manage mitigation projects. It also fulfills FEMA’s requirement for a mitigation planning process that first, ensures federal assistance to these ten South Central Connecticut municipalities and second, allows the local governments to compete for millions of dollars of mitigation project assistance annually.
South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan Fact Sheet
The South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan has received formal approval from FEMA Region 1. The Plan is available for download below.
Advisory Commitee Agendas and Presentations
State of Connecticut Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
Hazard Mitigation Funding Under Section 406 (Stafford Act)
Federal Aid Programs for State of Connecticut Disaster Recovery
FEMA Location Mitigation Plan Review Guide, October 2011
FEMA Integrating Hazard Mitigation into Local Planning, March 2013
American Planning Association, CT Chapter Connecticut Planning - Resilience Planning, June 2013
AECOM, FEMA Climate Change Report, June 2013
The Nature Conservancy, Municipal Zoning Options for Adaptation to Sea Level Rise, June 2013
The Nature Conservancy, Adapting to the Rise: A Guide for Connecticut's Coastal Communities, 2013
Community Rating System (CRS)
Dam Removal Resources
Exploring Dam Removal: A Decision Making Guide (American Rivers/Trout Unlimited)
Paying for Dam Removal: A Guide to Selected Funding Sources (American Rivers)
Obtaining Permits to Remove a Dam (American Rivers)
Dam Removal in the US: Emerging Needs for Science and Policy (American Geophysical Union)