CRCOG was recently notified that the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA) gave formal approval of the 2019 – 2014 Capitol Region Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update on November 7th. The plan is effective until November 6, 2024. The plan details the risks our region faces from natural disasters such as hurricanes, winter storms, drought, tornados and earthquakes. It provides a list of actions each town and city in the region hopes to undertake in the upcoming five years to mitigate the effect of natural disasters on its community. With the approved plan in effect, towns and cities can apply to CT DEMHS for FEMA mitigation grants.