Tropical Storm Irene, October Snowstorm Alfred, "Superstorm" Sandy, and Winter Storm Nemo have caused significant damage in Connecticut over the last two years. Tornadoes have struck Bridgeport and nearby Springfield, Massachusetts. But did you know that localized floods occur each year, or that spring 2012 and spring 2013 were relatively high wildfire risk seasons? Many natural hazard events impact the state each year, causing property damage, power outages, traffic congestion, public and private expenditures, and sometimes injury or death. Hazard mitigation reduces damage to property, injury, and loss of life by supporting sustained actions that prevent or reduce effects of natural hazards. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is in the process of updating the State of Connecticut Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Please share your ideas for the plan using the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cthazardmitigationplan.