A Plan for Reducing Disaster Risk

The District is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan or LHMP. The purpose of an LHMP is to 1) evaluate the threat posed by natural disasters and 2) establish a strategy for managing that risk. This plan will allow Oro Loma to receive both state and federal hazard mitigation grants and disaster relief funds. Moreover, it will guide our efforts to minimize the impact of disasters and climate change on  Oro Loma Sanitary District residents and businesses.

Public Input is Critical

Public input and feedback are crucial to building an effective LHMP. This is because hazard mitigation is a whole community effort. As such, there will be multiple opportunities for you to share your thoughts, concerns, and interests. However, the first step is to help us understand YOU.

Help Us to Help You

Fill out the attached survey to share your thoughts on key disaster issues and tell the District how it can best help your household prepare for a natural disaster. All survey answers are anonymous and will only be used to help develop the District’s disaster management plans. Additional comment/answer space is available at the end of the survey if you need additional space.

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Earthquake
Severe Storms
Drought
Extreme Heat
Strong Winds
Cyber Attack
Floods
Sea-level Rise
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PREVENTION ACTIVITIES such as administrative or regulatory actions that influence the way land is developed and buildings are built (ex: planning, zoning, & building codes)
PROPERTY PROTECTION ACTION that modify existing buildings to protect them from a hazard or removal from the hazard area, such as acquisition, relocation, elevation, and structural retrofits
STRUCTURAL PROJECTS INTENDED TO LESSEN HAZARD IMPACT by modifying the natural progression of the hazard, such as detention/retention basins, retaining walls, storm sewers, and restoration efforts to increase the natural environment’s capacity to absorb hazard impacts
EMERGENCY SERVICES ACTIONS that protect people and property during and immediately after a hazard event, such as warning systems, evacuation planning, emergency response training, and protection of critical emergency facilities or systems
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND AWARENESS ACTIVITIES to inform community members about hazards and the techniques they can use to protect and prepare their property and themselves, including outreach projects, CERT, school programs, library materials, and safety fair events
If you would like to be added to our email list or be notified of progress on the LHMP.