CRCOG to hold meetings on managing natural disasters

The Capitol Region Council of Governments will hold public meetings in Coventry and Ellington to gather input on ways to better manage the effects of natural disasters.

CRCOG is in the process of updating its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, a tool to help communities understand risks and take steps to reduce property damage or injury. Natural hazards include events such as floods, wild fires, dam failures, winter storms, and earthquakes.

The plan will identify significant changes in risk, vulnerabilities, capabilities, and mitigation actions that have developed since the previous plan was put into place in 2014.

The first meeting will take place Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Ellington Town Hall. The second will be May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Coventry Parks and Recreation Facility, across from Bidwell Tavern.

There will be three other meetings: May 22 at the Simsbury Public Library, May 24 at the Hartford Public Safety Complex, and May 29 at the Plainville Public Library.

Meetings are open to the public. Comments also may be submitted via an online survey at

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRCOGNHMP

Additional questions can be sent to Lynne Pike DiSanto at lpikedisanto@crcog.org. For details, call Pike DiSanto at 860-522-2217 ext. 4211.
Originally published by the Journal Inquirer

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