ABAG San Francisco Bay Area Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) 2010 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is hosted on a comprehensive website which includes other information regarding local hazard mitigation planning; interactive maps showing areas at risk due to events such as flooding, wildfire, and landslides; and strategic priorities and actions submitted by individual agencies participating in the Mitigation Plan. The plan itself identifies natural hazards with the greatest impact to the San Francisco Bay Area of California including climate change, flooding, landslides, wildfires and drought. The plan delineates the role that climate change plays in increasing the frequency and intensity of these regional hazards. 

The LHMP is organized by sector including chapters on: Infrastructure, Health care, Housing, Economy, Government, Schools and education, Environment, and Land use. For each of these focal areas, the plan includes adaptive strategies to address earthquake, flooding, wildfire, landslide, tsunamis, hazardous materials release and dam failure. Additionally,regional priorities for these strategies are outlined.

The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 offers a framework for which cities, counties, and special districts can follow to develop a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Development of this LHMP is a requirement for certain benefits from CalEMA and FEMA. To assist local governments in meeting this requirement, ABAG is the lead agency on the multi-jurisdictional LHMP for the Bay Area. Cities and counties can adopt and use all or part of this multi-jurisdictional plan in lieu of preparing all or part of a LHMP themselves. However, they need to have participated in the development of the multi-jurisdictional plan to adopt their local LHMP.


Publication Date: 2010

Related Organizations:

  • Association of Bay Area Local Governments (ABAG)


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