The South Central Regional Council of Governments is developing a multi-jurisdiction hazard mitigation plan for 15 municipalities in South Central Connecticut. Among those 15 municipalities are East Haven, New Haven, Madison, Guilford, North Branford, and Branford.
With involvement from each of SCRCOG's 15 municipalities and the public, the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update will focus on the identification, assessment, and mitigation of natural hazards such as winter storms, hurricanes, and coastal flooding. The plan will result in a list of mitigation actions or projects each municipality can take to save lives and reduce damages. It will also double as a creditable "floodplain management plan" under FEMA's Community Rating System.
SCRCOG has received funding from the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to update the South Central Region: Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan serves as an essential strategy for reducing current and future risks to natural hazards and improving the emergency preparedness in all fifteen municipalities. Updates are required every five years. This update is scheduled for completion in January 2023. Read More