Local Hazard Mitigation Program
The City of Beaumont, along with several community partners and the Riverside County Department of Emergency Management (EMD), are currently in the process of updating the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP).
Hazard mitigation planning helps to reduce loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. As part of the update process, the City begins by identifying natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities common to our area. Once these risks are identified, planners develop long-term strategies to protect people and property from similar events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.
The City is currently seeking public input and invites the public to complete a brief survey to assist the City in being better prepared for an emergency. Visit the link below to complete the survey:
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Purpose
The purpose of this local hazard mitigation plan is to identify the County’s hazards, review and assess past disaster occurrences, estimate the probability of future occurrences and set goals to mitigate potential risks to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural and man-made hazards.
The plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to achieve eligibility and potentially secure mitigation funding through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance, Pre-Disaster Mitigation, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs.
Riverside County's continual efforts to maintain a disaster-mitigation strategy is on-going. Our goal is to develop and maintain an all-inclusive plan to include all jurisdictions, special districts, businesses and community organizations rather than them writing their own plan to promote consistency, continuity and unification.
The County’s planning process followed a methodology presented by FEMA and CAL-EMA which included conducting meetings with the Operational Area Planning Committee (OAPC) coordinated by Riverside County Fire Office of Emergency Services comprised of participating Federal, State and local jurisdictions agencies, special districts, school districts, non-profit communities, universities, businesses, tribes and general public.
The plan identifies vulnerabilities, provides recommendations for prioritized mitigation actions, evaluates resources and identifies mitigation shortcomings, provides future mitigation planning and maintenance of existing plan.