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Governments Council Releases Draft Of Hazard Mitigation Plan For Wilton

Western Connecticut Council of Governments has released its draft 2016-2021 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Western Connecticut Council of Governments has released its draft 2016-2021 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Photo Credit: www.swrpa.org

WILTON, Conn. -- The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WCCOG) has released its draft 2016-21 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) for 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.

Public review and comment on the Draft HMP will extend through March 6.

The Draft HMP can be found here: http://www.swrpa.org/default.aspx?Regional=268.

WCCOG will hold four public information (PI) sessions where technical experts will be on hand to answer any project related questions. During the sessions, members of the community can also review the Draft HMP and provide comments, if desired.

“We encourage the public to attend the sessions and talk to the experts” said Robert Sachnin, Senior Regional Planner at WCCOG and HMP project manager, “information is our greatest asset; the more informed our communities are, the better they can prepare for natural hazards”

Details regarding the information sessions are below:

Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Wilton Town Hall Annex, Meeting Room A or Snow date: Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m/

Thursday, Feb. 12, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Darien Town Hall, Room 206 or snow date: Wednesday, Feb. 18: 5 p.m/ to 6:30 p.m.; Westport Town Hall, Auditorium

Thursday, Feb. 19, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; WCCOG (Stamford Government Center, 3rd Floor) or snow date: Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Greenwich Town Hall, Town Hall Meeting Room or snow date: Monday, Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To arrange for special accommodations or translation services contact WCCOG at least five days prior to the meeting at (203) 316-5190 (voice only).

Any information sessions cancelled due to inclement weather will be posted in advance on the WCCOG/SWRPA website: www.swrpa.org .

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