City Prepares a Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires that all local agencies have a local Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan in place to be eligible for both pre and post disaster federal funding. A Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan is a comprehensive document that identifies potential natural hazards, the extent of risk posed by these hazards, the vulnerabilities of the City to these hazards, and the actions the City may take to mitigate or reduce the potential impact of the hazards.
The City has undertaken completion of the Plan in order to meet a mandate set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The local mitigation plan is the representation of La Puente’s commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards and serves as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources toward reducing the effects of natural hazards.
This plan has been submitted to the state Office of Emergency Services where it will be reviewed and forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for approval.