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  • Copyright 2014 Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

    TOWN OF PROSPECT HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE, 2015

    Original Adoption and Approval: August 2008

    MMI #1014-49

    Prepared for:

    Town of Prospect 36 Center Street

    Prospect, Connecticut 06712

    Prepared by:

    MILONE & MACBROOM, INC. 99 Realty Drive

    Cheshire, Connecticut 06410 (203) 271-1773

    www.miloneandmacbroom.com Originally prepared under a PDM grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protections (DEEP) to the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley; Updated under an HMGP grant from FEMA through the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS). The contents of this plan reflect the views of the Town of Prospect and do not necessarily reflect the official views of DEEP or DEMHS. The plan does not constitute a specification or regulation.

  • TOWN OF PROSPECT HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE PROSPECT, CONNECTICUT JANUARY 2015

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CONTACT INFORMATION This plan update was prepared under the direction of the Town of Prospect. The following individual should be contacted with questions or comments regarding the plan: Mr. Robert J. Chatfield, Mayor Town of Prospect 36 Center Street Prospect, CT 06712 203-758-4461 This Hazard Mitigation Plan Update could not have been completed without the time and dedication of the additional individuals at the local level: Mr. Gene McCarthy, Public Works Mr. Bill Donovan, Land Use Inspector The consulting firm of Milone & MacBroom, Inc. (MMI) prepared the subject plan update, building upon the initial work completed in 2008. The following individuals at MMI may be contacted with questions or comments regarding the plan update using the contact information on the title page or the electronic mail addresses below: Mr. David Murphy, P.E., CFM Associate davem@miloneandmacbroom.com

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......................................................................................................ES-1 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background and Purpose ................................................................................................. 1-1 1.2 Hazard Mitigation Goals .................................................................................................. 1-4 1.3 Identification of Hazards and Document Overview ........................................................ 1-5 1.4 Documentation of the Planning Process .......................................................................... 1-8 1.5 Coordination with Neighboring Communities ............................................................... 1-11 2.0 COMMUNITY PROFILE 2.1 Physical Setting ................................................................................................................ 2-1 2.2 Existing Land Use ............................................................................................................ 2-1 2.3 Geology ............................................................................................................................ 2-5 2.4 Current Climate Conditions and Climate Change ......................................................... 2-10 2.5 Drainage Basins and Hydrology .................................................................................... 2-10 2.6 Population and Demographic Setting ............................................................................ 2-13 2.7 Governmental Structure ................................................................................................. 2-15 2.8 Development Trends ...................................................................................................... 2-15 2.9 Critical Facilities and Sheltering Capacity .................................................................... 2-20 3.0 FLOODING 3.1 Setting .............................................................................................................................. 3-1 3.2 Hazard Assessment .......................................................................................................... 3-1 3.3 Historic Record ................................................................................................................ 3-4 3.4 Existing Capabilities ........................................................................................................ 3-7 3.5 Vulnerabilities and Risk Assessment ............................................................................. 3-11 3.5.1 HAZUS-MH Vulnerability Analysis ................................................................. 3-15 3.6 Potential Mitigation Strategies and Actions .................................................................. 3-15 3.6.1 Prevention .......................................................................................................... 3-15 3.6.2 Property Protection ............................................................................................ 3-17 3.6.3 Emergency Services ........................................................................................... 3-19 3.6.4 Public Education and Awareness ....................................................................... 3-19 3.6.5 Natural Resource Protection .............................................................................. 3-20 3.6.6 Structural Projects .............................................................................................. 3-21 3.7 Status of Mitigation Strategies and Actions................................................................... 3-22 4.0 HURRICANES 4.1 Setting .............................................................................................................................. 4-1 4.2 Hazard Assessment .......................................................................................................... 4-1

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) 4.3 Historic Record ................................................................................................................ 4-2 4.4 Existing Capabilities ........................................................................................................ 4-5 4.5 Vulnerabilities and Risk Assessment ............................................................................... 4-6 4.6 Potential Mitigation Strategies and Actions .................................................................. 4-13 4.6.1 Prevention .......................................................................................................... 4-14 4.6.2 Property Protection ............................................................................................ 4-14 4.6.3 Public Education and Awareness ....................................................................... 4-15 4.6.4 Emergency Services ........................................................................................... 4-15 4.6.5 Structural Projects .............................................................................................. 4-15 4.7 Status of Mitigation Strategies and Actions................................................................... 4-15 5.0 SUMMER STORMS AND TORNADOES 5.1 Setting .............................................................................................................................. 5-1 5.2 Hazard Assessment .......................................................................................................... 5-1 5.3 Historic Record ................................................................................................................ 5-5 5.4 Existing Capabilities ........................................................................................................ 5-7 5.5 Vulnerabilities and Risk Assessment ............................................................................... 5-9 5.6 Potential Mitigation Strategies and Actions .................................................................. 5-10 5.7 Status of Mitigation Strategies and Actions................................................................... 5-11 6.0 WINTER STORMS 6.1 Setting .............................................................................................................................. 6-1 6.2 Hazard Assessment .......................................................................................................... 6-1 6.3 Historic Record ................................................................................................................ 6-3 6.4 Existing Capabilities ........................................................................................................ 6-8 6.5 Vulnerabilities and Risk Assessment ............................................................................... 6-8 6.6 Potential Mitigation Strategies and Actions .................................................................. 6-10 6.6.1 Prevention .......................................................................................................... 6-10 6.6.2 Property Protection ............................................................................................ 6-11 6.6.3 Public Education and Awareness ....................................................................... 6-11 6.6.4 Emergency Se