City of Los Angeles Hazard Mitigation Plan

2023 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Update 

The City of Los Angeles has received a grant to prepare and update its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The aim for this plan is to identify and assess the hazards to which the City is most vulnerable and develop mitigation strategies to reduce its vulnerability to the risks inherent in natural and human-made hazards. 


Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Process

The LHMP goes through a major update 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).
Text: LOCAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN - appears above and below drawings illustrating extreme heat, rainstorms, lightning strikes, wildfires, and earthquakes.

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.
The following grant funding sources are available through FEMA:
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Pre-disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)


LA City's current Local Hazard Mitigation Plan


Community Engagement

As part of this planning process, LA has formed a steering committee to oversee the plan’s update. 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. 


LHMP Steering Committee Meetings - 2023

Steering Committee Agenda #1  -  April 25
Summary - Committee Meeting #1
Steering Committee Agenda (Packet) #2  -  June 20

Steering Committee Meeting Link

Meeting ID   278  616  463  650

Passcode:      gZqjCM

Summary - Committee Meeting #2  (posted following the meeting)


Community Hazard Awareness Survey

Los Angeles is committed to engaging the community throughout the LHMP update process. An anonymous survey has been designed -- and will be posted here, soon -- that will help the City better prepare our communities to withstand the hazards and potential disasters that are most relevant to the area. The information you will provide directly supports the development of strategies and actions to reduce vulnerability to potential hazards.
Thank you, in advance, for checking back here to taking the survey!


Helpful Information

Maintaining an up-to-date LHMP is a federal requirement. 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: