Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

What is Hazard Mitigation?

Hazard mitigation is any sustained action take to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.

A hazard mitigation plan:

    • Identifies the hazards a community faces
    • Assesses the vulnerability to the hazards
    • Identifies specific actions that can be taken to reduce the risk from the hazards.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires local governments to update their Local Hazard Mitigation Plan every 5 years.  The 2010 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) was approved by FEMA in March 2011 and was later adopted by the San Leandro City Council.