Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA), commonly known as the 2000 Stafford Act amendments, was approved by Congress on October 10, 2000. On October 30, 2000, the President signed the bill into law, creating Public Law 106-390, amended the Stafford Act with regards to hazard mitigation planning, primarily by moving from post-disaster mitigation to pre-disaster mitigation, planning and projects. The DMA 2000 emphasizes greater interaction between State and local hazard identification, mitigation planning and other mitigation activities.

The Riverside County Office of Education is conducting a 5-year update to our existing Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to help reduce or remove long-term risk and protect people and property from the effects of events like earthquake, fire, flood, terrorism, etc.

Planning efforts will focus on potential impacts of disasters. Mitigation measures will focus on prevention, property protection, public education and awareness, natural resource protection and improved management practices for structural projects.

The LHMP identifies hazards that may affect RCOE, their impacts, and the desired mitigation actions to address and minimize the risk and future losses from natural, human, and technological hazards.

Once approved by both the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the LHMP will serve to meet key federal planning regulations that require local governments to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for hazard mitigation projects.

The RCOE LHMP development is guided by the County of Riverside’s Multi-Jurisdictional Steering Committee, which includes representation from participating cities, special districts, communities and other key stakeholders and will be included in the County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP).

Opportunities for Input

A draft of the 2017 LHMP will be available for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders. For more information on the LHMP and how you can provide input, contact Michael D’Amico, RCOE’s LHMP Project Manager via e-mail at emergencyprep@rcoe.us

Current 2012 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

 

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