Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

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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 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. 

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 .