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.