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Announcment from DEMHS


2023 Connecticut Natural Hazard Mitigation Public Survey Open Now

The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), in collaboration wth the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and other state agencies, has begun the 2023 update of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. As a part of that process, DEMHS is seeking input from the public via a Natural Hazard Mitigation Public Survey that is open now.

The Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is meant to guide the actions that Connecticut will take to reduce risk from disasters over the next five years and beyond. The plan includes an assessment of the natural hazards that can impact the State and a strategy to reduce the impacts and build resilience. It will be integrated with new and existing state-level plans, resilience programs, and local and multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plans throughout Connecticut. This year, the Plan will also take a closer look at how future conditions, including climate change, will impact the hazard, and how equity can be further elevated and integrated into the strategy.

As the plan update is developed, community input is critical. You can help identify hazard areas, share your experiences, and provide input on what you want Connecticut to prioritize through the Connecticut Natural Hazard Mitigation Public Survey. To stay up-to-date on additional input opportunities and hazard mitigation planning news, sign up for notifications, visit the plan update website, and check out the StoryMap.