Hazard Mitigation Plan
The City of Culver City (City) and the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) received a grant to prepare a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP). The MJHMP presents a strategy for reducing the City's and CCUSD’s vulnerability to the impacts of natural hazard events such as earthquakes, flood, and wildfire.
What is the Hazard Mitigation Plan?
The Hazard Mitigation Plan is a framework that guides our community in making decisions and developing policies to reduce or eliminate risk to life and property. The plan identifies the types of hazards that threaten our community, evaluates our vulnerability to those threats, and outlines a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk posed by those threats to break the cycle of repeated destruction by natural hazard events.
Why is the plan important?
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires that a community have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible to apply for and receive FEMA hazard mitigation funds. Receipt of these funds can be critical to implementation of identified hazard mitigation programs.
What is in the Hazard Mitigation Plan?
The MJHMP assesses the community’s risks and vulnerabilities to natural hazard events such as earthquakes, flooding, and wildfire. The MJHMP includes a set of goals related to the overall goal of hazard mitigation planning and mitigation measures that will serve to advance the plan goals.