What is a Hazard Mitigation Plan?
Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. A hazard mitigation plan identifies the hazards a community or region faces, assesses their vulnerability to the hazards and identifies specific actions that can be taken to reduce the risk from the hazards. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) outlines a process which cities, counties, and special districts can follow to develop a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Development of this plan is a requirement for certain benefits from CalEMA and FEMA.
The ABAG Local Hazard Mitigation Plan has been approved by FEMA and adopted by ABAG. Approved and adopted local government annexes to the regional plan are available online.
2011 Plan Update
The Plan – chapters and introduction
Mitigation Strategies – by jurisdiction
Appendix A – The Planning Process
Appendix B – Maintenance and Update Process
Appendix C – Natural Hazards Risk Assessment
Appendix D – Disaster History
Appendix E – Land Use Change and Hazards
Appendix F – Private Property Loss Exposure
Appendix G – Regional Mitigation Strategies
Appendix H – Record of Plan Participation – Not available online
Appendix I – Participating Jurisdictions Contact List – Not available online
Map Plates – All map plates can be viewed interactively by clicking on a hazard in the left sidebar.
Hazard Exposure Data
Land Use and Infrastructure in Hazard Areas (2005 and 2010)
Repetitive Flood Losses (2005 and 2011)
NEW! Local Flood Risk Planning and Guidance. (Dept. of Water Resources)
What is the Benefit of a Hazard Mitigation Plan to Local Governments?
Local governments who adopt a hazard mitigation plan may be eligible for the following benefits:
- A more disaster-resistant and resilient community and region
- Hazard mitigation assistance programs, including Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation, Flood Mitigation Assistance and Severe Repetitive Loss grant programs
- Points under the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS)
- Waiver of the 6.25% local match for Public Assistance money after a disaster.