The South Central Regional Council of Governments Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) for Bethany, Branford, Hamden, Madison, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge received FEMA Approval on June 24, 2014. The HMP planning process adhered to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) standards and requirements for local hazard mitigation plans. The purpose of the HMP is to help reduce the South Central Region’s vulnerability to natural hazards and ease the burden of keeping communities safe and resilient. The HMP identifies hazard risks and mitigation actions to reduce or eliminate those risks. Through the Plan, the participating municipalities are eligible for FEMA mitigation program funding before and after potential natural disasters.
The participating municipalities have been diligently working to advance or further evaluate their respective mitigations actions. SCRCOG has been advancing the regional mitigation actions by obtaining grant funding to advance resiliency efforts. SCRCOG has applied for a FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant to update the HMP, which will include the following additional communities in the region: East Haven, Guilford, Milford and New Haven.
The South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan has received formal approval from FEMA Region 1. The Plan is available for download below.
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South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan Fact Sheet
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
Best Practices for Incorporating Building Science Guidance into Community Risk MAP Implementation
FEMA Mitigation Ideas: A Resource for Reducing Risks to Natural Hazards
FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Handbook, March 2013
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
Paying for Dam Removal (American Rivers)
Obtaining Permits to Remove a Dam (American Rivers)
Dam Removal - Emerging Needs for Science and Policy (American Geophysical Union)
Presentation: Dam Safety, Maintenance, and Removal (CT DEEP)
Living With Dams: Know Your Risks(FEMA)