December 11, 2015

Malloy Establishes Permanent Work Group to Strengthen State’s Emergency Weather Preparedness

On October 26, Governor Malloy signed  an executive order establishing the Safe Agencies Fostering Resilience (SAFR) Council to coordinate the creation of a statewide policy on resisting and rapidly recovering from the shock of tropical storms, hurricanes, ice storms, and other natural hazards.

The 12-member council is the successor of the State Agencies Fostering Resilience working group and includes state agency heads and experts.  The council’s charge,  among other things, is to “collaborate on the creation of a Statewide Resilience Roadmap based on the best climate impact research and data including extensive research studies that inform land use patterns” and help municipalities incorporate this and other information in their coastal resilience and land use plans.