The 2018 California State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) represents the state’s primary hazard mitigation guidance document, and is composed of comprehensive and valuable input provided by State Hazard Mitigation Team members and stakeholders. The 2018 SHMP continues to build upon the state’s commitment to reduce or eliminate potential risks and impacts of natural and human-caused disasters to help communities with their mitigation and disaster resiliency efforts. The 2018 plan includes: an updated statewide risk assessment, disaster history, and statistics; recent mitigation progress, success stories, and best practices; updated state hazard mitigation goals, objectives, and strategies; and updated climate mitigation progress and adaptation strategies. FEMA approved California’s 2018 SHMP on September 28, 2018.
Please see the California 2018 SHMP Fact Sheet for an overview of the Plan. It is next recommended to read Chapter 1: Introduction for more information about the plan content and to facilitate navigation through the plan. An accessible version of the 2018 SHMP will be available on this site sometime in 2019.
For questions and/or concerns, or to become a member of California’s State Hazard Mitigation Team (SHMT), please contact California’s SHMP Coordinator:
Megan WaltonHazard Mitigation Planning Division916-845-8766Megan.Walton@caloes.ca.gov