Floods, earthquakes, and fires. We have all heard about these disasters, and many of us have lived through them, often several times. It's easy to think that there's nothing we can do about these events, but while we often 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're preparing 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 will cover four major topics:
- Summarize the natural and human-caused hazards that pose a threat to our community.
- Look at how our community members, buildings, and infrastructure are vulnerable to these hazards.
- Outline 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.
Our LHMP is being prepared by the City, with support from key stakeholders and technical consultants. Community input is vital to ensure our plan reflects the community's opinions, concerns, and goals. We need your input and feedback to assist in creating the plan. You can provide this information via our LHMP survey. You can also access the survey via the QR code:
We'll be hosting outreach events to get feedback and raise awareness about reducing the threat of disasters. 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.