2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan

FEMA defines Hazard Mitigation as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards. Hazard mitigation planning is a process for state and local governments to identify community-level policies and actions to mitigate and thus reduce the impacts of natural hazards.

The City of Azusa is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to reduce the impacts of future disasters on people and property as well as to critical facilities and infrastructure. Flood, drought, earthquake, and wildfire are just a few of the hazards to the Azusa community. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, an LHMP forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Communities with a FEMA- approved LHMP are eligible for FEMA pre- and post-disaster grant funding and are better positioned to respond and recover when disasters occur.

Opportunities for Input


Members of the community have a very important role in this process. A draft of the 2017 LHMP will be available on this website in late summer 2017 for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders.

Planning team and public meetings will also be held as part of the plan development process. In addition to plan participation by the city and state and federal agencies, the public is encouraged to attend and participate in both our planning and public meetings. Information on specific meeting times and locations are detailed below.

Public Meeting #1
Planning Commission Power Point

Upcoming Meetings and Meeting Materials


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For more information on this project and how to be involved, contact Edson Ibanez with the City of Azusa Community Development Department at (626) 812-5289 or eibanez@ci.azusa.ca.us.