Hazard Mitigation & Resilience
2016 – 2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan
WestCOG has prepared a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) for the municipalities of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. The plan, which is the product of extensive technical analysis, is designed to provide residents, businesses, and emergency responders with information on storms and other extreme weather events, vulnerable locations, and methods to mitigate damage and limit disruption. An approved HMP is a prerequisite for municipalities to be eligible for many types of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding.
The plan took into consideration the following natural disasters: floods, coastal storms and nor’easters, hurricanes, blizzards/severe winter storms/ice storms, drought, sea level rise, earthquakes, and dam failure. Each of these risks was evaluated for probability of occurrence and associated impacts to life and property. A key part of the plan is creation of mitigation goals, objectives and strategies, which serve to minimize the negative consequences of natural disasters before they occur.
2011 Sherman Natural Hazard Pre-disaster Mitigation Plan