Every five years, the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is updated and submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The plan addresses threats from potential hazards and identifies possible strategies to reduce impacts. In May 2018, the San Joaquin County Local Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA. The plan will be updated in 2023 as required by FEMA. Watch this page for surveys prior to that date to help us in gathering data to develop the updated plan.
Beginning in October 2021, OES in partnership with County Public Works will begin to work on a grant to contract assistance with updating the current LHMP. The goal is to upgrade the plan to a Multi-jurisdictional plan, with a target completion date of January 2023. Cities and Special Districts within San Joaquin County are invited to participate in the development of the plan. Participation in the planning efforts is a requirement for Cities and Special Districts that plan to formally adopt the plan upon its completion.
Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. Cities and Special Districts must have either their own LHMP on file with FEMA or be a participating entity in a FEMA-approved LHMP to be eligible for many federal funding opportunities, including Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program.
Contact the main OES office for questions regarding the LHMP update timeline and/or progress. This webpage will list updates and future meeting information once the work efforts begin, by early 2022.