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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

2024 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 

Starting in April 2023, the City of Los Angeles kicked off its latest update of its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to increase the resilience of our communities. This plan serves to identify and assess the hazards to which the City is most vulnerable and develop strategies that will be implemented over the next five-years to reduce the impacts of these disasters. 

Thank You for Your Input! 

Los Angeles is committed to a whole community approach in our emergency planning processes and the completed 2024 LHMP Draft was made available for public comment from March 20 to April 15, 2024

The LHMP is undergoing revisions to incorporate feedback received during the public comment period. Following the revisions, EMD will submit the LHMP to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for their respective reviews and approval. Once the plan has been approved by CalOES and FEMA, EMD will submit the LHMP to the City Council for formal adoption. Upon adoption, the LHMP will be made available on this website.

Feedback at Public Meetings

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LHMP Public Feedback Meetings Held (Virtual) 

  • Public Feedback Session #1 -- March 27, 2024  /  Video available here
  • Public Feedback Session #2 -- Saturday, April 6, 2024   

Learn More About LHMP


Against a background of a large bridge across the LA River, TEXTL Hazards of Concern / Boxes with the categories of: Dam Failure; Extreme Cold; Landslide; Tsunami and Seiche; Drought; Extreme Heat; Sea Level Riser' Wildfire; Earthquake; Flood; Sever Wind and Storm

2024 LHMP Interactive Story Map

Find out more about some of the hazards covered in the plan and see their quantifiable impacts visualized on our 2024 LHMP Interactive Story Map, as well as learn more about LHMP planning process. 


Frequently Asked Questions Documents

cover image from the linked frequently asked questions document. FAQ - English
cover image from the linked spanish language frequently asked questions document. FAQ - Spanish

Hazard Mitigation Planning Process

An outline image of a lightbulb lit: Why is hazard mitigation important? / Hazard mitigation actions lead to building stronger, safer, and smarter communities that are able to reduce future damage whan a disaster strikes.

The LHMP goes through a major update about every five years. Mitigation plans must be reviewed and updated, formally approved by federal and state governing bodies, and then formally adopted by the City as part of receiving approval. LA City’s LHMP is due for renewal and is being updated based on regulations found in the current Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guide of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


LHMP Steering Committee Meetings '23-24

As part of the planning process, LA City formed a steering committee to oversee the plan’s update and prepare a public survey. It consists of governmental as well as non-governmental stakeholders within the planning area. All steering committee meetings are open to public viewing and comment. 


Community Hazard Awareness Survey

Los Angeles is committed to engaging the community throughout the LHMP update process. An anonymous survey was designed to help the City better prepare our communities to withstand the hazards and potential disasters most prevalent in the area. The information provided by constituents is being used to  directly support the development of strategies and actions to reduce vulnerability to potential hazards.

Thank you, for those who took the time to participate!  The survey collection period has now ended.


Plan Update Oversight

The City’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) is overseeing the plan update process.

Please email EMD for more information about how they are coordinating the plan update process:


LHMP State/Federal Approval

An approved and adopted LHMP will make the City eligible to apply for grant funding to reduce vulnerability to disasters within the community and help break the disaster cycle to ensure a sustainable future for Angelenos.

Maintaining an up-to-date LHMP is a federal requirement in order for the City to be eligible for certain mitigation grant funding opportunities. 

The following mitigation grant funding sources are available through FEMA:

  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Pre-disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
  • HMGP Post-Fire Assistance
  • Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dam (HHPD)


Related FEMA Links and Other Resources

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
HHPD Grant Program
FEMA Mitigation Planning
Cal OES Mitigation Division


LA City's previous Local Hazard Mitigation Plan