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Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

May 29, 2024

The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG)
Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

The draft update to the Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Greater Bridgeport Region is available via https://bit.ly/draft-nhmp or https://ctmetro.org/regional-planning/environmental-planning/. The public is welcomed and encouraged to review and comment on the draft Plan through Friday, June 28th, 2024.

The MetroCOG Region is comprised of the City of Bridgeport and the Towns of Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. The Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is a tool that helps a community understand risks and take specific steps to reduce property damage, injury, and loss of life. This plan discusses the occurrence and consequences of floods, coastal changes, winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and tropical storms, earthquakes, dam failure, extreme temperatures, and drought. The plan identifies activities that communities can perform before natural hazards occur in order to minimize property damage, risk of life, and the costs that are shared by all. This update identified significant changes in risks, vulnerabilities, capabilities, and mitigation actions that have developed since adoption of the previous plan in 2019.

Please direct e-mail comments to Meghan Sloan, MetroCOG at msloan@ctmetro.org or online, via https://bit.ly/nhmp-comments. Written comments shall be sent to 1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 925, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Written comments shall be clearly legible, submitted on 8 ½” x 11” paper and must include the person’s name and address.

Public meetings will be held throughout the region during the last week of June.
• Monday, June 24th, 2024 at 6 pm: the Town of Trumbull is hosting a meeting for Trumbull, Easton, and Monroe residents at the DPW Administration Building at 366 Church Hill Road, Trumbull, 06611
• Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 at 6 pm: City of Bridgeport, Beardsley Library Branch, 2536 East Main Street, Bridgeport, 06610
• Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 at 6 pm: Town of Fairfield, Fairfield Public Library (Memorial Room), 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, 06824
• Thursday, June 27th, 2024 at 6 pm: Town of Stratford, Birdseye Complex cafeteria at 468 Birdseye Street, Stratford, 06615

On June 26th, MetroCOG will be hosting a regional, virtual public meeting from noon to 2 pm. This public meeting can be directly accessed using the url https://bit.ly/metrocog-zoom (case sensitive). An audio only option is available via US 1 929 205 6099, and entering the access code when prompted, 820674.

For more information on the Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan please email or call MetroCOG (203-366-5405). Language assistance may be requested within a reasonable timeframe and provided at no cost to the public.