City's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

What is Mitigation Planning?
Mitigation planning is a process through which communities assess risks and identify actions to reduce vulnerability to hazards through hazard mitigation.

What is a Mitigation Plan?
A Mitigation Plan is a community-driven, living document that helps the City to reduce their vulnerability to hazards.

Why assess and plan for risk?
The plan and its process show the link between land-use decisions and vulnerability. It serves as a tool to be used by planners or other officials to advise and inform decision makers.

What is the Stafford Act?
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, provides the legal basis for State, local, and Tribal governments to undertake a risk-based approach to reducing risks to natural hazards through mitigation planning.

Why have a Mitigation Plan?
The City must have a plan to apply for or receive federal grants to mitigate identified hazards. These grants can augment local mitigation activities already being done. Ultimately, these actions reduce vulnerability, and the City is able to recover more quickly from disasters.

How does it affect the residents and business of the City?
For citizens with flood insurance the hazard mitigation plan in combination with the Community Rating System (CRS) plan establishes the level of discount that is applied to the rate premium.

How often does the City update the LHMP?
The LHMP is updated every five years, as defined in the Stafford Act, to continually identify hazards within the City and ways to mitigate those hazards.

View the Palm Springs Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

How do I get more information?
Palm Springs Fire Department
300 N. El Cielo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 323-8181