What is Hazard Mitigation & Why is it Important?
The City revised its 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 also explores 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 was vital to the development of this plan and the community was actively engaged in both the development process of Belmont’s LHMP and review/comment on the draft LHMP, prior to its final approval in September 2016, by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The plan has a 5 year "life" and we are now in the "maintenance phase" of the plan, which requires us to conduct an annual review of the document and chart where we are, in regards to the hazards outlined in the document. To see a copy of our LHMP and other emergency plans for the City of Belmont and Belmont Fire Protection District, click on the Emergency Plans tab.
On-going community input is vital to the success of this on going project, please take a few minutes to participate in our Local Hazard Mitigation Survey.
Association of Bay Area Governments, Resilience Program:
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