Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
The County of Riverside is updating the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to our community. Some of these risks include: earthquakes, pandemic flu, and wild land fires. This plan is required by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to be eligible for various federally funded grants and post disaster assistance.
The plan aims to reduce the impact of a disaster by identifying hazards and developing ways to decrease their impact. Risk assessments rate hazards with the greatest potential impact to the community. In addition, long-term prevention or protection steps are developed to lessen the impact of the hazard. This plan creates awareness of hazards, threats, and vulnerabilities within the community, and paves a path forward for jurisdictions to prepare for local disasters.
The LHMP Steering Committee gathers information and updates the plan using a whole community approach by engaging local jurisdictions, private sector organizations and community partners. The whole community approach involves the entire community in disaster and hazard planning.
Reduce loss of life and injuries.
Reduce hazard related property losses
Protect the environment.
Coordinate disaster planning and integrate public policy.
Improve community and agency knowledge and education of hazards.