The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines Hazard Mitigation as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards.
Sacramento County partnered with the Cities of Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and several special districts to update their countywide 2016 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Flood, drought, earthquake, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards to Sacramento communities. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, a Hazard Mitigation Plan forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Communities with a FEMA-approved LHMP are eligible for FEMA pre- and post-disaster grant funding and for lower costs of flood insurance to residents through the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).
You can sign up to receive the latest LHMP information by email or text.
Opportunities for Input
Public Review Draft
You can review the Public Review Draft of the 2021 LHMP Update
It is also available (in printed copy) at the following location starting July, 23, 2021:
Arcade Library, 2443 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento CA 95821, Hours: Tues – Sat 10am to 6pm (closed Sun and Mon).
Public and Planning Committee Meetings
We encourage attendance and participation from the planning committee, stakeholders, general public at our upcoming public and planning committee meetings on the Draft LHMP. Please select the time and location that works best for you:
|August 3, 2021 (Tuesday) ||August 4, 2020 (Wednesday)|
|Public Meeting 5:30 - 7:00 pm ||Planning Committee Meeting 9:00 - 11:00 am |
|Zoom Meeting||Zoom Meeting |
Comments on the Public Review Draft (due by August 13, 2021)
There are a couple of options for providing input and comments on the Public Review Draft:
• Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• Drop off written comments or send by mail to:
Sacramento County Department of Water Resources, Attn. George Booth
827 7th St., Room 301
Sacramento CA 95814
In addition, the public is invited to participate in an online survey on hazards and hazard mitigation.
For more information on this project and how you can get involved, contact George Booth, Sacramento County Department of Water Resources (DWR) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been available in Sacramento County since 1979, allowing access to flood insurance for property owners, tenants, and businesses. In 1992, the County joined the NFIP's Community Rating System (CRS) (Resolution 92-0250). The CRS is a voluntary incentive-based program that recognizes and encourages communities to exceed the FEMA minimum floodplain management standards and rewards communities with discounted flood insurance premiums.
The CRS uses a ranking system from ten to one. Nationally, there are 1444 communities participating in CRS, the 2017 FEMA Fact Sheet describes the significance of Sacramento County's participation (Attachment 1). Since 1992, Sacramento County has steadily improved its rating and is now a Class 2 which provides property owners, tenants, and businesses up to a 40% discount on flood insurance premiums.
In order to maintain this Class 2 rating, Sacramento County is required to provide annual reporting on:
- Program For Public Information
- PPI Annual Progress Report (coming soon)
- Repetitive Loss Area Analysis
- Sacramento County Hazard Mitigation Plan For The Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Rating System
- CRS June 2020 Fact Sheet