Siting Critical Facilities Out of Harm's Way
Critical facilities should, if at all possible, be sited outside the 500-year floodplain and surge zones, and away from shorelines subject to erosion. They must be located where they will be accessible and able to perform critical functions during hazard events. If possible, poorly sited existing structures should be relocated (see relocating buildings). Technical assistance is available from the DCR Flood Hazard Mitigation Program and CZM to assist in identification of options to address these issues. See the funding page for possible funding assistance.