The Town of Middletown Hazard Mitigation Plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The 2019 Plan is an update of the Town of Middletown's 2006 Hazard Mitigation Plan and was adopted November 18, 2019. Adoption and implementation of this plan enable Middletown to access credits under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS), which offers discounts on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums for property owners.
Additionally, the approved plan will increase the town's competitiveness when applying for FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance (HMA) grant programs. The HMA grant programs provide funding opportunities for pre- and post-disaster mitigation with the common goal of reducing the risk of loss of life and property due to natural hazards.
Goal & Objectives
Middletown's goal in implementing this Hazard Mitigation Plan is to
preserve and enhance the quality of life, property, and resources by identifying areas at risk from natural hazards and implementing priority hazard mitigation strategies. The objectives to achieve this goal are as follows:
- Protect the Lives and Property of Middletown's Residents, Visitors, and Businesses
- Safeguard Middletown's Critical Facilities and Infrastructure
- Preserve Middletown's Cultural, Historical, and Natural Environment