Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is available for review at the above link and as well as at City Hall. The LHMP includes a broad range of activities designed to protect homes, schools, public buildings and critical facilities. History shows that physical, financial, and emotional loss caused by disasters can be reduced significantly through hazard mitigation planning as it focuses attention and resources on solving a particular problem and thereby produces successive benefits over time. The purpose of a LHMP is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects on the City. An updated and adopted Plan is required not only to reduce risk to the community, but to maintain eligibility for certain types of non-emergency, disaster mitigation funding from FEMA under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.