Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)
The City of Concord adopted an updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) on March 28, 2023, and received final approval from FEMA on April 18, 2023. This plan assesses risks from natural, human health, and human-caused hazards and identifies ways to reduce those risks.
The final adopted LHMP, and approval documents, can be found below:
- Final Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)
- City Council Resolution No. 23-21 adopting the LHMP
- FEMA Approval Letter dated April 18, 2023
*The updated plan is valid for 5 years before an update is required.
What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
The City of Concord is susceptible to natural disasters ranging from earthquakes to fires to floods, among other hazards. Understanding how these hazards could impact our community and then developing strategies to lessen or eliminate their impacts is the purpose of mitigation planning.
The City of Concord Local Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies and prioritizes potential and existing hazards, including hazards that may be further amplified by climate change. In an effort to guide ongoing hazard mitigation efforts, mitigation objectives are identified with prioritized actions for each objective. Through mitigation projects, hazards will have smaller impacts on Concord in the future.
why does concord need a local hazard mitigation plan?
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all cities, counties, and special districts to adopt a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to receive disaster mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This plan must be adopted by local government every five years.
As part of the LHMP planning process, the City of Concord sought input from those who live and/or work in Concord on the natural hazards that affect them the most. This public survey closed on January 31, 2023. A summary of the main survey findings is included in the updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The community was also invited to provide input at three public meetings held on the following dates:
A two-week public review period of the Draft Plan began on February 13, 2023 and ended on February 26, 2023. During this period, members of the community were invited to review and comment on the public draft of the updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.
city of concord hazard mitigation story map
Check out Concord's Hazard Mitigation Story Map website for a visual depiction of the hazards analyzed as part of the Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update.
Use the Hazard Mapper tool to enter an address, city, zip code, or select a location from the map to see information on the risks identified within the search radius.
In preparation of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, the City of Concord held three (3) Steering Committee Meetings, and encouraged members of the public to attend. You may visit the https://www.cityofconcord.org/AgendaCenter Agenda Center webpage to view the agendas for each Steering Committee meeting.
STEERING COMMITTEE AGENCY MEMBERS
Thank you to the following agencies who helped guide the City through the process of developing the updated LHMP:
American Red Cross
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
Contra Costa Water District
Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services
East Bay Regional Park District
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
John Muir Health
Monument Crisis Center
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)