The City of Hemet is conducting a 5-year update to our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The intent of the plan is to help identify, reduce or remove long-term risk and protect people and property from the effects of events like earthquake, fire, flood, terrorism, etc.
The City of Hemet’s Hazard Mitigation Plan must be updated every 5 years to ensure that the City of Hemet properly assesses the probability of various types of natural and man-made hazards and their impacts to the community. To maintain eligibility for State and Federal Grants, this is required. With this planning, the City of Hemet will continue to be eligible to obtain FEMA Hazard Mitigation Funding.
The City of Hemet is accepting comments/feedback until February 29, 2024. We are seeking the community’s help and input during the local hazard mitigation process. If you have disaster related stories and/or photographs that you would like to share, or you have comments or other information directly related to natural hazard mitigation and the planning process, please email them to Ryan Webb, Deputy Fire Chief at Rwebb@Hemetca.gov.
Commenters should be aware that all submissions will be made public.
Hazard mitigation planning is the process governments use to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property in future hazard events. The process results in a mitigation plan that offers a strategy for breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The planning process and the resultant plan bring together a framework for developing feasible and cost-effective mitigation projects. It is important to state that there may not be funds currently available for identified projects, but it is important to identify them, in the event funds become available during this plan life cycle.