2022 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan UPDATE

The City of Temecula and the Office of Emergency Management are in the beginning stages of updating our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The newly updated City of Temecula LHMP will identify the hazards facing the city, summarize the many assets of the city at risk to those threats and hazards, and vulnerabilities within the community, and ways that we can reduce the impacts of those threats and hazards to those assets through long-term, hazard mitigation projects. This plan is updated every five years (reviewed annually) to ensure we have the most recent community information, hazard data, and new mitigation project ideas.


LHMP Public Survey

WE CAN USE YOUR HELP! The City of Temecula would like to be as prepared as possible for any emergency so that we can be better suited to protect our community. As a result, we are updating our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan will help us assess hazard vulnerabilities to reduce the risk of injuries, property damage, and community disruption that occurs during catastrophic events. 

In order for us to develop a plan that is tailored to our community, we would love your input. Please take our short survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHMP2022

Your response will help us ensure that you and the rest of our community can get the help that they need during unforeseen events.


Email us to provide feedback on the LHMP or the process. 

About Hazard Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation is defined as actions taken to reduce the long-term risk to life, property, and the environment caused by hazards and emergencies. The city identifies: 

  • Hazards as a source of harm or negative impact
  • Risks as potential for loss or damages
  • Vulnerabilities as how the hazard can impact the community for areas where hazards are common 

 After identifying the above, we will develop long-term strategies for reducing the risk to Temecula's community, property, and the environment from those disasters. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and costly reconstruction 

Local governments, such as Temecula, must have a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan to be eligible for federal mitigation funds, and while this is important, the plan is also important for a variety of other reasons. The plan guides mitigation activities in a coordinated, efficient, and equitable manner across the whole community. The goal is to integrate mitigation into all public and private initiatives and emergency plans to reduce losses to the people, infrastructure, environment, and economy of our City.

Project Timeline

Project Milestones
Anticipated Timeline
Mitigation Planning Kick-Off Meeting 15 June 2022
Data Collection, Risk Assessment, Capabilities Inventory and Review July to September 2022
Jurisdictional Hazard Identification July 2022
Identify Goals, Objectives and ActionsAugust 2022
Operational Area LHMP Committee Meeting #23 August 2022
LHMP Workshop #110 August 2022
LHMP Workshop #224 August 2022
Data Compilation: Prioritize Mitigation Measures & Development of Strategies. Review Old StrategiesSeptember to October 2022
Pop Up Booth - National Preparedness Month10 September 2022
Operational Area LHMP Committee Meeting #3
5 October 2022
Finalize Narratives November 2022
Draft / Review Current Plan for Public Comment & FeedbackNovember 2022
Solicit Public CommentNovember to December 2022
Operational Area LHMP Committee Meeting #4
4 January 2023
Submission of LHMP to Riverside County Emergency Management Department (EMD)1 February 2023
Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Submitted to CalOES & FEMA for 45 day Review1 March 2023
Submit Final Draft for Public Comment1 May 2023
Submit Final LHMP to City Council for Adoption1 June 2023

LHMP Planning Team

 Mikel Alford, Emergency Manager (Chair)


Current Plan: 2017 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan