Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Post date: Jan 22, 2014 3:35:1 PM

The following is reposted from the Town of Clinton's website ( Please note the survey linked herein, which is open only until 1/24/2014. The draft plan is attached to this message.

Clinton is asking for comments on a draft Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the town. The plan lays out priorities for steps that the town and its residents could take to prevent or reduce damages from natural hazards.

People and property in Clinton are periodically exposed to hurricanes, tropical storms, winter storms, and nor'easters, sometimes in combination. In the last two years alone, residents of Clinton have suffered downed trees, prolonged power outages, impassable roads, and lack of services from Tropical Storm Irene, the Halloween Nor'easter, Hurricane Sandy, and the February blizzard earlier this year. Good planning can help us avoid severe damages in the future from natural events that we cannot control.

In addition, FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, requires towns to have an approved plan in place to be eligible for planning and mitigation grants.

The Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments has helped the town draft a natural hazard mitigation plan, covering everything from drought to tornadoes. The plan is available for review at the town website,, the Town Clerk\s office, and the Henry Carter Hull Library. It will go to Town Meeting in the Spring of 2014. Until January 24, 2014, the town is seeking comments and suggestions though an on-line survey If you cannot take it on line, either at home or at the library, please contact the Land Use Office, 860-669-6133, and we will provide you with a paper copy.