Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Posted By County’s Emergency Management Office For Public Review And Feedback


Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management office has released its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) draft for public review. The draft plan can be found on the county’s Hazard Mitigation webpage https://lacnm.com/LHMP. Paper copies are available upon request from the Emergency Management office at 2500 Trinity Drive. After reviewing the plan, the public is encouraged to provide input in the online form also on the webpage. 

The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is a critical document that outlines the county’s strategy to mitigate the impact of various hazards, including natural disasters and other emergencies. By identifying potential risks and implementing appropriate measures, county officials aim to enhance community resilience and safeguard its residents and infrastructure. The emergency management team began the process of updating its adopted 2016 plan earlier this year. Information collected through a series of public meetings, citizen survey responses and considerations for changing environmental conditions have been incorporated into the draft plan with an updated mitigation strategy.

Public Feedback Encouraged:

Deputy Emergency Manager Cody Ulrich invites all residents and stakeholders to actively participate in the review and comment phase of the process. Public input is highly valued, as it ensures that the plan accurately addresses Los Alamos County’s unique challenges.

Ulrich says that an online comment form has been added to the Hazard Mitigation webpage: https://lacnm.com/LHMP below the draft plan pdf links. Comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14. 

The emergency management team will use this feedback to make appropriate adjustments before forwarding it to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for review and then presenting it to the county council for adoption.

For additional inquiries or more information about the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan review process, please contact the Ulrich at Cody.Ulrich@lacnm.com or 505.662.8283.###