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 was awarded 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 2014 South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for download below.
Demonstrating Good Practices within Local Hazard Mitigation Plans; FEMA, 2017
Local Mitigation Planning Handbook; FEMA, 2013
Integrating Hazard Mitigation into Local Planning; FEMA, 2013
Mitigation Ideas: A Resource for Reducing Risk to Natural Hazards; FEMA, 2013
Living with Dams; FEMA, 2013
The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the NFIP; AECOM, 2013
Adapting to the Rise: A Guide for CT's Coastal Communities; The Nature Conservancy, 2013
Municipal Zoning Options for Adaption to Sea Level Rise in CT; The Nature Conservancy, 2013
Incorporating Building Science Guidance into Risk Map Implementation; FEMA, 2012
Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide; FEMA, 2011
National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System Local Official's Guide; FEMA
Mitigation Ideas: Possible Mitigation Measures by Hazard Type; FEMA