Local Hazard Mitigation Plan


Join the Zoom Meeting tonight, August 10th, from 5:30pm - 7:00pm!

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:

Use the meeting ID
& Passcode
Join Using One tap mobileDial by
your location
Find your
local number: 

Click here to Join the Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID:
971 5934 6263

Passcode: 345922

New York


New York
+1 929 436 2866
+1 301 715 8592
+1 312 626 6799
San Jose
 +1 669 900 6833
+1 253 215 8782
+1 346 248 7799

Click Here to find your local number 

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 lhmp@cityofwatsonville.org.

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.

LHMP Planning Meetings Agendas and Information

Meeting Documents

Rules and Planning Documents

The 2018 California State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) represents the state’s primary hazard mitigation guidance document and is composed of comprehensive and valuable input provided by State Hazard Mitigation Team members and stakeholders.

The Pajaro River Watershed Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWM) effort is a collaborative effort to identify and implement regional and mutli-beneficial projects for the Pajaro River Watershed.

If you have any questions or would like to forward comments, you can do so at the following address: lhmp@cityofwatsonville.org .