Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The purpose of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is to identify the County’s hazards, review and assess past disaster occurrences, estimate the probability of future occurrences and set goals to mitigate potential risks to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural and man-made hazards.

The plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to achieve eligibility and potentially secure mitigation funding through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance, Pre-Disaster Mitigation, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs.

Riverside County's continual efforts to maintain a disaster-mitigation strategy is on-going. Our goal is to develop and maintain an all-inclusive plan to include all jurisdictions, special districts, businesses, and community organizations to promote consistency, continuity, and unification.


The County’s planning process followed a methodology presented by FEMA and CAL-OES which included conducting meetings with the Operational Area Planning Committee (OAPC) coordinated by Riverside County Emergency Management Department (EMD) comprised of participating:

  • Businesses
  • Federal, State, and local jurisdictions agencies 
  • General public
  • Non-profit communities
  • School districts
  • Special districts
  • Tribes
  • Universities

What the Plan Does

  • Identifies vulnerabilities
  • Provides recommendations for prioritized mitigation actions
  • Evaluates resources 
  • Identifies mitigation shortcomings, 
  • Provides future mitigation planning and maintenance of the existing plan

The City of Murrieta is one component of Riverside County’s LHMP. The plan was approved by FEMA and CAL-OES and the Murrieta City Council adopted the LHMP by Resolution in September 2018.