Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
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 California Office of Emergency Services and Federal Emergency Management grants.
Our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
We are nearing the completion of our LHMP. 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.