The Central Connecticut Region’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is designed to assess hazard risks at the regional and local levels, review existing mitigation strategies, and recommend additional strategies that can help to reduce economic disruption, loss of life, and destruction of property resulting from natural disasters.
Prior to 2009, some municipalities in the region had local hazard mitigation plans in place. These plans considered a variety of different hazards, but lacked coordination. In 2009, CCRPA began the process of creating a plan that encompasses all seven municipalities. In 2011, this plan was completed and formally adopted by all seven municipalities. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the plan in June of 2011.
In addition to assessing hazard risks, the plan enables all seven municipalities to apply for grants from FEMA. Grant funds can be used to purchase equipment, acquire properties, conduct studies, and upgrade infrastructure. For an activity to be eligible, it must be in the plan.
CCRPA is in the process of updating the region's Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan will be completed and adopted by June of 2016.
FEMA provides a number of worksheets to help municipalities gather the necessary information for a hazard mitigation plan. Here is a selection of the most relevent worksheets. CCRPA staff would be happy to help your town fill these out.
The first advisory committee meeting is scheduled for November 17th at 10:00am in CCRPA's offices. Materials for the meeting are below: