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Local Mitigation Plan

To be considered eligible for federal disaster assistance funding, a local government must have adopted a Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Plan that has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in accordance with the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The plan’s purpose is to identify hazards and vulnerabilities, assess risk, and reduce or eliminate future losses resulting from those hazards. In Santa Rosa County, the LMS plan is multi-jurisdictional encompassing Santa Rosa County, the Cities of Milton and Gulf Breeze, and the Town of Jay. It is updated every five years by the LMS Task Force which includes representatives of the local governments, agencies, community groups and private citizens. The current plan is effective through June 2021 and includes the following sections:

• Executive Summary
• Planning Process
• Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
• Hazards Analysis
• Mitigation Strategy
• Plan Maintenance

For further information, please contact the LMS Planning Staff at (850) 981-2017 or grants@santarosa.fl.gov. To view or download the plan, click on the link below.


    LMS Plan 2011-2016     LMS Plan 2016-2020


LMS Plan 2016-2020

Due to the large file size associated with the plan including appendices, we have provided individual sections below for your convenience.
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Executive Summary
Section 2 - Planning Process
Section 3 - Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Section 4 - Mitigation Strategy
Section 5 - Plan Maintenace
Section 6 Appendix A - Transmittal Resolution
Section 6 Appendix B - LMS Task Force By-Laws
Section 6 Appendix C - Steering and Working Committee Meeting Agendas
Section 6 Appendix D - Steering and Working Committee Minutes
Section 6 Appendix E - Steering and Working Committee Notices
Section 6 Appendix F1 - Flood Mitigation Plan (FMP)
Section 6 Appendix F2 - FMP Appendices
Section 6 Appendix F3 - FMP Exhibits