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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Update

The City of Rancho Mirage has commenced the required 5-year update of its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The LHMP was last updated in 2017 and after an extensive review at the County, State and Federal level, the plan was approved and subsequently adopted by the Rancho Mirage City Council on October 4, 2018.

A complete copy of the current LHMP is available here:

Purpose

The purpose of hazard mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long-term to reduce risk of future loses.

The Stafford Act and Federal Disaster Mitigation Act

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), and as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, provides the legal basis for State, local, Tribal governments to undertake a risk-based approach to reducing risks to natural hazards through mitigation planning.

How does the community benefit?

The City must have a plan in place to apply for or receive federal grants to mitigate identified hazards. These grants can augment local mitigation activities already being done. Ultimately, these actions reduce vulnerability, and the community is able to recover from disasters more readily.

California Assembly Bill 2140

AB 2140 which became effective January 1, 2007, following the Hurricane Katrina disaster, allows the City to obtain additional State funding for certain disaster recovery projects. AB 2140 requires the City to incorporate the LHMP into the Safety Element of the General Plan.

How can I help?

The City of Rancho Mirage invites residents, businesses, and community organizations to help review and contribute to the update process. An online survey has been generated to help solicit public input. Please click the link below to take the survey now.

The City will publish information on upcoming public meetings to this web page and to the upcoming meeting calendar on the City’s homepage. Please be sure to subscribe to the following email lists:

City Council, Planning Commission, Emergency Preparedness, and News Releases.

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Questions?

Contact the City’s Emergency Services Coordinator by emailing esc@ranchomirageca.gov or by calling (760) 324-4511.

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