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.

Updating the Plan

The LMS Plan is updated every five years by the LMS Task Force which includes representatives from local government agencies, community groups, and private citizens. 

Sections of the LMS Plan

The current plan is effective through June 2026 and includes the following sections:

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

More Information

For further information, please contact the LMS Planning Staff via email or at 850-981-2017.

Please note: Due to the large file size associated with the plan including appendices, we have provided individual sections for your convenience.