Help Oakland Become More Resilient to Natural Hazards

The City of Oakland is in the process of updating its 2016-2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The LHMP serves as a meaningful guide to increasing the Oakland community’s resilience in the face of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, extreme heat and fires. Help us understand what's important to you!

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City of Oakland: 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

In 2021, the City of Oakland will update its 2016-2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The Plan update is a requirement to maintain FEMA funding eligibility. Throughout the process we will detail the natural hazards faced by our city and identify the risk reduction strategies that can help lessen the impact of future disasters. The Plan helps guide the City and its partners to implement these strategies throughout Oakland.

Oakland’s most recent LHMP was adopted in 2016 but requires an update every five years. This current effort is the 2021 update to the 2016 Plan and will remain active, once approved, until 2025. Without the update the 2016 Plan expires in 2021. The overarching goal of the LHMP is to address multiple hazards faced by the City of Oakland and develop specific action items to reduce risks.

Purpose of the Plan

This website has been established to provide all interested community members with access to the LHMP update process as well as information about plan implementation and grant opportunities.

This type of plan strives to inventory potential hazards that the City of Oakland is most vulnerable to, assess risks to the city’s residents, buildings and critical facilities, and develop a mitigation strategy to reduce the risk of exposure and allow a swift and organized recovery should a disaster occur.

The hazards that the LHMP update will address include:

  • Dam Failure or Flooding
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Flooding from Storm
  • Public Health: Epidemic or Pandemic
  • Severe Weather: Wind, Extreme Cold, Extreme Heat, etc.
  • Seiche (inland water, tsunami-like wave caused by earthquake shaking)
  • Wildfire
  • Climate Change

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Helpful Information

Maintaining an up-to-date Hazard Mitigation Plan is a federal requirement. The Oakland Fire Department will oversee the plan update process. Read the current Hazard Mitigation Plan, which was adopted in 2016, for background and to review previously identified actions. Please contact the Emergency Management Services Division by email for more information about how they are coordinating the plan update process: OaklandLHMP@room.veoci.com

Relevant FEMA Resources

Stay Connected During the Planning Process

Opportunities to provide input and feedback to the LHMP Team will be available from January - March 2021. All project updates will also be posted to this website so that you can easily find and engage with the information that matters to you.

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Background

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA) requires local governments to adopt a federally approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to receive pre- and post-disaster mitigation funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The DMA emphasizes planning for disasters before they occur.

For more information about FEMA funding tied to an active/updated Hazard Mitigation Plan, visit FEMA's website.

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The City of Oakland is in the process of updating its 2016-2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The LHMP serves as a meaningful guide to increasing the Oakland community’s resilience in the face of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, extreme heat and fires.

In 2021, the City of Oakland will update its 2016-2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The Plan update is a requirement to maintain FEMA funding eligibility. Throughout the process we will detail the natural hazards faced by our city and identify the risk reduction strategies that can help lessen the impact of future disasters. The Plan helps guide the City and its partners to implement these strategies throughout Oakland. Oakland’s most recent LHMP was adopted in 2016 but requires an update every five years. This current effort is the 2021 update to the 2016 Plan and will remain active, once approved, until 2025. Without the update the 2016 Plan expires in 2021. The overarching goal of the LHMP is to address multiple hazards faced by the City of Oakland and develop specific action items to reduce risks.