What is Hazard Mitigation & Why is it important?
The City is preparing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), where potential natural and human caused hazards that threaten our community are identified such as earthquakes, fire, flooding and the effects of climate change. The plan will also explore how these hazards would impact our community and identify the best ways to mitigate them, with a goal of saving lives and reducing property damage.
Community input is vital to the development of this plan and we encourage the public to participate in both the development process of Belmont’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and to comment on the draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, prior to the City seeking final approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Community input is vital to the success of this project, please take a few minutes to participation in our Local Hazard Mitigation Survey.
Association of Bay Area Governments, Resilience Program:
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