(adopted by City Council 4/21/15)
The City of Redlands has completed this Hazard Mitigation Plan in accordance to 44 Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR Parts 201 and 206). The intent of “hazard mitigation” is to reduce and/or eliminate loss of life and property. Hazard mitigation is defined by the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as “any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards.” A “hazard” is defined by FEMA as “any event or condition with the potential to cause fatalities, injuries, property damage, infrastructure damage, agricultural loss, environmental damage, business interruption, or other loss.”
The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) is to demonstrate the plan for reducing and/or eliminating risk in the city. The HMP process encourages communities to engage community stakeholders to develop goals and projects that will reduce risk and build a more disaster resilient community by analyzing potential hazards.