Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
|The draft CT Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update for 2013 is available for review. Please submit all comments for this draft plan in writing to Karen Michaels, CT DEEP Flood Management Section at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. on Friday August 9, 2013. For questions regarding the associated draft appendices for the plan, please contact Karen Michaels by email or by telephone at (860) 424-3779.|
Connecticut adopted a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP) Update in December 2010 to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines set forth in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. This Plan represents the State of Connecticut’s efforts to approach mitigating the effects of natural disasters on a multi-hazard basis, and shifts from a disaster-response driven system to one based on effective hazard mitigation planning.
The implementation of effective mitigation of natural hazards requires on-going planning and dedicated persistence both on a state and local level to maintain what has been done in the past and to improve upon past efforts to strive for implementing the most protection possible from natural hazards.
The related strategies and activities outlined in this Plan provide a guide to assist Connecticut in working towards achieving these goals that will be implemented or initiated during the time period encompassing this Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan update. The goals themselves are achievable, yet they require adequate resources such as financial and staff resources to achieve significant results. The State of Connecticut believes in the importance of natural hazards mitigation planning and implementation of hazard mitigation activities both on a state and local level in order to reduce/eliminate lives lost and property damaged as a result of natural hazards. The State also believes that climate change and adaptation techniques are an area of continued concern for which new policies and strategies will need to be developed.
The adoption of this Plan allows Connecticut to be eligible for Federal funding equal to 15% of the total disaster damages from a presidentially declared disaster under the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Approval letter of NHMP Update
Connecticut's 2010 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Update
Note: The plan does not contain the listed Appendices from the document; however, hot links to some data are available through the footnotes. Contact Karen Michaels in the CT DEEP Flood Management Group by email at Karen.Michaels@ct.gov or at (860) 424-3019 to request all Appendices except G & H.
For Appendices G & H contact Carla Feroni, CT State Hazard Mitigation Officer at (860) 424-3390 or by email at Carla.Feroni@ct.gov
Content Last Updated July 2013