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Alameda County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Alameda County, on behalf of Unincorporated Alameda County, launched an effort to re-assess risks posed by natural and human-caused disasters and identify ways to reduce those risks.

The planning process resulted in the preparation of an updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The purpose of this plan, a requirement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is to identify the natural hazards in our area, determine how they will impact our community, and develop strategies to lessen the effect of those hazards and create a more disaster resilient Alameda County. The plan includes new features, including a discussion of Climate Change Adaptation. The updated LHMP was also developed to maximize the Community Rating System (CRS) credit for County residents under the auspices of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

The planning process, which included a public review period, occurred from May 2015 – January 2016.

The LHMP was adopted by the County Board of Supervisors on January 26, 2016. The plan was approved by FEMA in October 2016.