Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG), along with its member municipalities, is developing its first regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) for all 18 communities.
A Hazard Mitigation Plan helps a community understand risks and take steps to reduce natural hazard impacts.
The plan is expected to be completed by December 2020. Contact Nicole Sullivan, Planner at WestCOG for details.
A well made HMP, which outlines natural hazard mitigation solutions, is informed by those most directly impacted; the public. Opportunities for public involvement are provided below:
You are encouraged to attend the meeting designated for your community, but you are welcome at any meeting that fits your schedule. Meetings will run from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Zoom. No download is needed. Please access the meeting through this link: sites.google.com/view/westcogHMP
- Bridgewater, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman Meeting Notes
- Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown Meeting Notes
- Danbury Meeting Notes
- Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Wilton Meeting Notes
- Greenwich Meeting Notes
- Stamford Meeting Notes
- Darien, New Canaan, Westport Meeting Notes
- Norwalk Meeting Notes
Recorded HMP Public Meeting Presentation with Subtitles available in English, French, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish
WestCOG’s former agencies (SWRPA and HVCEO) received funding to complete Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMP) for all 18 communities in the WestCOG region. The HMPs are a bridge to potential FEMA Mitigation funds and grant opportunities.
The plan is designed to provide residents, businesses, and emergency responders with information on natural hazards including: floods, coastal storms and nor’easters, hurricanes, blizzards/severe winter storms/ice storms, drought, sea level rise, earthquakes, and dam failure. Additionally, the HMPs have an emphasis on providing mitigation goals, objectives and strategies for each municipality in the region.
Electronic copies of these plans can be found below.
Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2016-2020 (South)
Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston are covered in this Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Municipal Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans (Northern Region)
Bethel, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, New Fairfield, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman are covered by individual HMPs drafted in cooperation with Milone and MacBroom.