Floods, earthquakes, and fires. We have all heard about these disasters, and many of us have lived through them. It's easy to think that there's nothing we can do about these events, but while we can't stop them from happening, we can make sure that the damage to our community is reduced.
At the City of Aliso Viejo, we want to make our community as safe as possible, so we've prepared the City’s first Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). This plan will help our community assess the potential for future disasters, take steps to prepare for them, and make us eligible for additional funding from the federal and state government. Our LHMP covers four major topics:
- Natural and human-caused hazards that pose a threat to our community.
- How our community members, buildings, and infrastructure are vulnerable to these hazards.
- Outlines a Hazard Mitigation Strategy, with specific policy recommendations for future actions to help reduce the threat from these hazards.
- Maintenance procedures for the plan, keeping it current in the face of changing conditions.
Now that the City has prepared its plan, we need your feedback! The plan helps our community prepare for future disasters and makes the City eligible for additional funding from the federal and state government. Your input is vital! We encourage you to review the plan and share your feedback on avcity.org/LHMP, or via the QR code belopw, by December 15.
To learn more, visit our project website at avcity.org/LHMP or contact the City’s Emergency Manager at DisasterPrep@avcity.org or call 949-425-2598.