Resiliency Planning & Hazard Mitigation

What is Resiliency?

Resiliency is a community's ability to recover or adapt from a significant event caused by the forces of nature or human action.

Hazard mitigation is the "sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property" from such an event. (Source: Maryland EMA).

As a coastal community with industry leaders essential to our national defense, the City possesses vulnerabilities that we must understand and be prepared to address.

Community Resiliency Plan

The City of Groton has developed a Community Resiliency Plan (CRP) to respond to the anticipated long-range changes that will be shaped by climate change, sea level rise (SLR), and increased storm frequencies and intensities. The CRP is a working document that will evolve over time and guide decision making for City leadership, staff and residents.

Next Steps

  • Resilience Capacity Building Meeting with City of Groton Departments
  • Resilience Capacity Building Workshop w/ City of Groton Department and Local Organizations
  • Draft Resilience Project Portfolio
  • Community Resilience Plan Incorporation into Plan of Conservation and Development
  • Final Resilience Project Portfolio
  • Funding Research (State & Federal Opportunities)
  • Project Portfolio Planning & Coordination

Tool and Resources

  • Floodplain Management - Check out more details about Floodplain Management on this page.
  • City Sea Level Rise (SLR) - Long Island and Southeastern CT should plan for a 20" sea level rise by 2050.
  • City Flood Exposure - Flood exposure is the vulnerability to flooding caused by storm events such as extreme high tides, storm surges, and hurricanes.