What natural disasters do you fear? Town officials want to know as they update Easton’s Hazard Mitigation Plan to reduce or prevent damage from natural disasters.

The town is partnering with the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG), which includes Easton, Trumbull and Monroe, to update the region’s multijurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). The purpose is to reduce the loss of life, personal injury, and damage to property, infrastructure, and natural, cultural and economic resources from a natural disaster.

MetroCOG will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main St., Trumbull. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and contribute ideas for making Easton more resilient to floods, high winds, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, drought, extreme temperatures, and wildfires.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires regions to update their NHMP every five years to qualify for disaster assistance. The current plan was approved in August 2019 and will expire in August 2024. In addition to Easton, Trumbull, and Monroe, the plan covers Bridgeport, Fairfield and Stratford.

Beyond the Sept. 19 meeting, MetroCOG is providing several ways for communities throughout the region to participate in the planning process. Here are additional ways to participate:

Take an on-line survey at https://bit.ly/nhmp-20https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nhmp-survey24 A paper version will be provided upon request.

To post comments, visit https://bit.ly/nhmp-comments .
Updates will be posted to MetroCOG’s website and and its Linkedin page.

For more information, contact Patrick Carleton, MetroCOG deputy director, at 203-366-5405 x 26 or
pcarleton@ctmetro.org, or Meghan Sloan, MetroCOG planning director, at 203-366-5405 x 23 or

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