Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is a countywide plan that identifies risks posed by disasters, and identifies ways to minimize damage from those disasters. The plan is a comprehensive resource document that serves many purposes, including: enhancing public awareness and understanding, creating a decision tool for management, promoting compliance with State and Federal program requirements, enhancing local policies for hazard mitigation capability, and providing inter-jurisdictional coordination.

Stanislaus County is in the process of updating our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The LHMP previously approved by FEMA on July 20, 2011, must be updated every five years. The LHMP will demonstrate the County commitment to reducing risk and serve as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to minimize the effects of natural hazards. The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan may be used as a base plan by cities and districts within Stanislaus County for the development of their specific plan. Federal emergency management agencies will now only provide disaster relief funds to local government that have shown positive steps to prevent loss and damages from disasters by adopting a Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The draft Stanislaus County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan was available for public comment through October 3, 2016. Comments received were reviewed and the plan updated as needed. The plan is currently being submitted to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for review and input. After the plan is reviewed by Cal OES, it will be forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for final approval. The County will present the plan to the Board of Supervisors for adoption once FEMA approval is received.

For more information please refer to the following links:

Contact Us

Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services
3705 Oakdale Rd
Modesto CA 95357

Dale Skiles
Assistant Director
Emergency Services

Please direct your questions to the Project Manager at:
Phone: (209) 552-3600
Email: LHMP Project Manager

Mail your comments to:
LHMP Project Manager
3705 Oakdale Rd
Modesto, CA 95357

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