A public forum to discuss the development of the Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan will be held February 25 at 4 p.m. Asnuntuck Community College will participate in this forum, hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University and held on its Willimantic campus, through a teleconference from the ACC campus.Participants in this teleconference, which will be held in Café 2, will be able to hear audio and see slides from a presentation about work completed to date.  This meeting is designed as an open house where students, faculty, staff and members of neighboring communities are invited to attend the forum to gather information and provide feedback.

In an effort to proactively identify hazards and vulnerabilities and the steps that can be taken to reduce these risks, the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (ConnSCU) recently began to develop a Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan. This Plan will include ConnSCU’s four state Universities, 12 Community Colleges and Charter Oak State College. The purpose of this Hazard Mitigation Plan is to (1) assist the campuses in identifying and reducing risks from natural hazards; (2) identify actions that can be taken to prevent damage to property and loss of life, (3) and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts. The Hazard Mitigation Plan will describe each campus’ vulnerability to the various natural hazards that are typically present, along with an array of actions and projects that can be undertaken to reduce key risks. While natural disasters cannot be prevented from occurring, the continued implementation of mitigation strategies identified in the plan will make ConnSCU campuses more sustainable and disaster-resilient. 

This project is being funded by a grant allocated by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.