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Hazard Mitigation

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.

Contact Nicole Sullivan, Planner at WestCOG for details.

Draft HMP (Public Comment Completed)

WestCOG’s Draft Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan completed its public comment period on March 31st 2021. The draft is available for review.

Tips for Navigating the Draft HMP

This is a lot of material to review. For a rapid review of key components consider reviewing the Executive Summary (pg iv of the HMP), The Regional Strategies (Section 5-1 of the HMP), and your respective Municipal Strategies (Municipal Annexes) being pursued within this plan.

Language Assistance

For language assistance or other accommodations, contact WestCOG at:

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Para obter assistência língua ou outras acomodações, entre em contato com WestCOG em:

Pour obtenir de l’aide linguistique ou d’autres mesures d’adaptation, contactez WestCOG à:

Aby uzyskać pomoc językową lub inne zakwaterowanie, skontaktuj się z firmą WestCOG pod adresem:

help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060

Notes from the HMP Public Meetings

Public meetings were held throughout the region. See meeting notes and are youtube video resources below.

Recorded HMP Public Meeting Presentation with Subtitles available in English, French, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish

Active HMPs

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.

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Executive Summary

Adopted 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.