Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

While no one can predict or protect the City against every possible natural hazard, potential impacts can be anticipated and steps taken to avoid or reduce the harm they may cause. 

The City has adopted a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan where potential natural hazards that threaten communities are identified such as flooding, earthquakes, fire, and fog.  The plan also explains how these natural hazards would affect the community and then strategizes the best way to save lives and reduce property damage in the event that one of these types of natural disasters occurs in Merced. By planning ahead we can save lives and prevent injuries!

This work was supported by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and was a prerequisite to obtain future funds for construction of hazard mitigation projects, such as flood detention basins.

To learn more about Hazard Mitigation Planning, or to submit comments, please use the links below.

Why do Hazard Mitigation Planning?

Click on the link above for information about why we do hazard mitigation planning.

Public Outreach Opportunities

Learn who is involved and what opportunities exist for public input.

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Documents 

Documents regarding the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan can be found at the above link. The City welcomes your review and comments regarding the approved plan.

Other Useful Links

www.fema.gov - Federal Emergency Management Agency

www.noaa.gov - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

www.usgs.gov - United States Geological Survey

https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program- National Flood Insurance Program

www.oes.ca.gov - California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA)

www.co.merced.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=1599 – Merced County Office of Emergency Services

www.cityofmerced.org/depts/fire/default.asp City of Merced Fire Department

www.cityofmerced.org/depts/police/default.asp City of Merced Police Department

www.redcross.org/ - American Red Cross

www.mercedid.org/ - Merced Irrigation District


Public Survey Opportunity
:  You can help by completing a short survey.  What hazards are of concern to you?  How should we prepare for those hazards?  Sharing your voice and ideas would be very much appreciated.  Please click this link to begin the survey.