City of La Puente Hazard Mitigation Plan
Notice of Availability
HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
Review the February 1, 2017, First Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan here
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires that all local agencies have a local Hazard 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 of La Puente 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.
The City of La Puente has identified earthquakes, flooding, dam failure, landslides, droughts, windstorms and other human caused and technological hazards as natural disasters that could impact the City and surrounding areas. Working with input from citizens, local community partners, and surrounding cities, staff has recognized areas that may be affected by the identified hazards and developed action plans to address efforts at minimizing the impact on the community.
Failure to implement an approved Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan could have a devastating impact on the City in the event of a natural disaster. The plan provides a comprehensive review of the potential impacts and identifies remedies for various natural disasters that could occur within the East San Gabriel Valley region. But more importantly, without the City proceeding with the development and adoption of a comprehensive plan, federal financial assistance could be jeopardized.
The City is required to include the public and other public agencies in the planning process giving them a chance to review and comment on the draft plan. The City has established a 30 day comment period which will end on March 30, 2017. The first draft plan is available for review on the City website at www.lapuente.org. If you wish to participate in the process, please submit your written comments to John Di Mario, Development Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
Following the comment period, the draft plan will be presented to the public at a public meeting. The plan will then be presented to the City Council for adoption and then submitted to FEMA for review and approval.