Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
You are invited to join our virtual community meeting on August 10, from 5:30pm-7pm. This meeting will present the draft LHMP for community members to learn about it, ask questions, and provide comments. Bilingual services will be provided. See the Zoom meeting details below to join:
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What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
A Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) identifies potential local natural hazards and then identifies and prioritizes vulnerable areas in the local community. The purpose of an LHMP is to help communities be prepared in case of natural disasters and other hazards, as well as to prepare for the recovery after such events. An LHMP can help protect the public and City infrastructures and it allows cities to apply for the California Office of Emergency Services and Federal Emergency Management grants.
Our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
Watsonville’s Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and its Appendices are ready for public comment. We are looking for feedback from the community to ensure we captured the concerns and priorities that were shared during last year’s community meetings and through the survey. Public comment will be open until August 10th. Please direct your feedback via email at email@example.com.
The Plan will soon be submitted to the California Office of Emergency Services for an initial review and then to FEMA for final approval. When approved, The City of Watsonville will apply for CRS credits which may help lower some of our residents’ flood insurance premiums.