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The City of Palm Desert is conducting a five-year update to our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to help reduce or remove long-term risk and protect people and property from the effects of events like earthquake, fire, flood, terrorism, etc. Under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), State, Local and Tribal governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan to be eligible for certain federal disaster assistance.

Hazard Mitigation

Hazard mitigation planning is the process governments use to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property affected by future hazard events. The process results in a mitigation plan that offers a strategy for breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The planning process and the resulting plan bring together a framework for developing feasible and cost-effective mitigation projects.

Opportunities for Input

In addition to the community hazard survey, conducted May 17, 2017 through June 2, 2017, you may provide input to the Local Hazard Mitigation Planning team via the email below.

A draft of the LHMP will be available for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders.

For more information on the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and how you can provide input, please contact Eric W. Cadden at 760-346-0611, ext. 590 or at