Hazard Mitigation

Virtual Public Information Meeting – Monday, November 7, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Click here to view the meeting recording.

2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) is developing an update to the Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan for 15 municipalities in South Central Connecticut. The purpose of the plan is to provide the region with a comprehensive examination of all natural hazards affecting the area and help reduce the South Central Region’s vulnerability to natural hazards and ease the burden of keeping communities safe and resilient. The plan is required to be updated every five years.

Provide your ideas regarding lessening the impact of natural hazards on the region by taking the public survey:

Survey – English Version
Fact Sheet with additional information
La Encuesta – En Español

2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The current Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) received FEMA Approval in May 2018 and included fourteen SCRCOG municipalities.  The HMP planning process adhered to FEMA standards and requirements for local hazard mitigation plans.  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.

South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan – May 2018

Presentation at Regional Public Meeting – February 22, 2018

South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Fact Sheet

2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2014 South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for download below.

South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan

South Central Region Mutli-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan, Appendices A – L           Note: ~ 83 MB

South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan, Appendix M



Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guide; FEMA, 2022

State Mitigation Planning Policy; FEMA, 2022

Community Rating System Addendum to the 2017 Coordinator’s Manual; FEMA, 2021

Floodplain Buyouts: An Action Guide for Local Governments; UNC-IE, 2017

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, 2018

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