A Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is being developed by the City of San Rafael. Flood, drought, fire, earthquakes, and severe weather are just some of the hazards to be addressed in the plan. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, a Hazard Mitigation Plan will help San Rafael become more “Disaster Resistant” and forms the foundation of a community’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Additionally, only communities with a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligible to apply for both pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant funding.
Nationwide, taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually helping communities, organizations, businesses, and individuals recover from disaster. Some disasters are predictable and, in many cases, much of the damage can be reduced or even eliminated through hazard mitigation planning.
The people most aware of potential hazards are the people that live and work in the affected community. In addition to participation by local, state and federal agencies, the community is seeking enthusiastic, community-minded residents to be part of our Local Hazard Mitigation Planning project. We encourage attendance and participation from the general public at our upcoming public meeting to kick off this important project:
October 12, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 PM
San Rafael Community Center
618 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901
For more information, contact Danielle Ferrigno (415) 485-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org