HEALDSBURG, CA - On Thursday, April 6, the City of Healdsburg announced the launch of the 2023 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) update process.
A Local Hazard Mitigation Plan:
- Identifies risks and vulnerabilities that area-specific local natural disasters pose
- Serves as a long-term strategy for reducing identified risks and associated impacts to people and property
- Provides a framework for future requests for Federal assistance
The City of Healdsburg is vulnerable to a wide range of natural disasters, including droughts, wildfires, flooding, landslides, and earthquakes. The 2023 LHMP update process will work to reassess these and other risks outlined in the 2018 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, and provide the City with the necessary tools to prioritize future actions for reducing those risks.
The LHMP planning process is intended to be a collaborative effort with multiple opportunities for public input, including a future community workshop. The first opportunity for public input is the LHMP survey in order to assess the community's hazard mitigation awareness, preparedness, and priorities.
"We encourage community members to take the survey and provide their input," said Healdsburg Emergency Manager Kelsey Carreiro. "This is an opportunity for the community to have a say in the mitigation planning process, and help us develop a plan that reflects their needs and priorities."
The survey can be completed in English, here, and in Spanish, here, before Monday, June 12.
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires an LHMP to be updated every five years in order for an agency to continue to receive certain forms of Federal disaster assistance. Healdsburg's first version of an LHMP was developed in 2005 as part of a larger regional plan, and was updated in 2011. In 2018, the LHMP update process resulted in a stand-alone Plan, which the 2023 Plan will replace.
For additional information, or if you are interested in participating in the plan update process, please contact Kelsey Carreiro, Emergency Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (707) 431-3372.