Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan
The South Western Regional Planning Agency utilized a grant from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection to develop a Predisaster Mitigation (PDM) Plan for the eight municipalities comprising the South Western Region. The purpose of the PDM Plan was to develop strategies that reduce the loss of life and property as a result of natural disasters. In addition, the plan fulfilled prerequisites necessary for federal and state mitigation implementation grants and disaster assistance.
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 its likelihood of occurrence and potential for loss of life and property. To try to minimize these losses, the plan established mitigation goals, objectives and strategies that minimize the negative consequences of natural disasters before they occur.
News (updated 6/28/2011):
The Predisaster Mitigation Strategy Document has been approved by FEMA as of June 9, 2011, and will be the Region's Active Plan through June 9, 2016. The plan was adopted by all 8 municipalities on May 26, 2011.
Predisaster Mitigation Plan 2011 (2 Mb) adopted 5/26/2011
Appendices (5.2 Mb)
2011 Update Meeting Summaries (1 Mb)
FEMA Approval - June 6, 2011 (2 Mb)
PDM Brochure (0.8 Mb) - added 7/15/2011
Final 2005 Plan
Federal Emergency Management Agency
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Town of Darien
Town of Greenwich
Town of New Canaan
City of Norwalk
City of Stamford
Town of Weston
Town of Westport
Town of Wilton
If you have comments or would like additional information, please contact:
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901