Posted on April 5, 2021 at 12:56 pm by Lisa Atwood
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all cities, counties and special districts to adopt a local hazard mitigation plan to be eligible for participation in and receive disaster mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
What is Hazard mitigation?
Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.
A hazard mitigation plan
- Identifies the hazards a community faces
- Assesses the vulnerability to the hazards
- Identifies specific actions that can be taken to reduce the risk from the hazards
The City of Menlo Park is working with local governments and stakeholders in San Mateo County to update the San Mateo County Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
. To better identify and plan for future disasters, residents are encouraged to participate by completing surveys and attending public workshops. The first survey is available in six different languages and accessible until April 30.
To participate, visit the County’s website to complete the survey