Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Public Invited to MxCC for ConnSCU’s Hazard Mitigation Plan Presentation and Discussion Feb. 24

A public forum to discuss the development of a recent Hazard Mitigation Plan will be held at Middlesex Community College (MxCC) on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4-5 p.m. in Conference Room 808B in Chapman Hall.

This Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan is currently being developed by the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (ConnSCU) which includes the state’s 12 Community Colleges and Charter Oak State College, as well as the 4 state Universities.. The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to assist local campuses in recognizing and reducing risks caused by natural hazards, identify actions to prevent damage to property and loss of life, and prioritizing funding for mitigation efforts. The project is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

At the meeting on February 24th a brief presentation will be given to detail the work done up-to-date and a planning committee will be present to answer community questions. All MxCC students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding communities are invited and encouraged to attend the open forum to help gather and provide feedback for further implantation of the project at both MxCC’s Middletown and Meriden campuses.

While natural disasters cannot be prevented, the continued implementation of strategies within the Hazard Mitigation Plan will make MxCC and the other ConnSCU campuses more sustainable and resilient to possible disasters.

Middlesex Community College’s Main Campus is located at 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

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