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April 24, 2018

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.

710Predisaster Mitigation Plan 2011 (2 Mb) adopted 5/26/2011

710Appendices (5.2 Mb)

710 2011 Update Meeting Summaries (1 Mb)

710FEMA Approval - June 6, 2011 (2 Mb) 

710 PDM Brochure (0.8 Mb) - added 7/15/2011


Final 2005 Plan

Project Team:


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

Contact Us:

If you have comments or would like additional information, please contact:

Nicole Davis
Regional Planner
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: 203-316-5190
Fax: 203-316-4995
Email: davis@swrpa.org