Averting disaster: MTC and partners planning for future

San Mateo County coast
Karl Nielsen

MTC and its partners will create a hazard mitigation plan, a document designed to help communities and agencies with their disaster resiliency efforts.

The plan will address a variety of hazards: climate change, dam failure, drought, earthquake, flood, landslide, pandemic, public safety power shutoff, tsunami and wildfire. 

The document will serve as a catalyst for dialogue on public policies needed to mitigate the potential loss of life, property damage, and environmental degradation from natural disasters, while accelerating Bay Area economic recovery from those events.

The planning process is expected to take four months, and a public draft will be available for review and comment in early 2021. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommended that MTC and its partners develop the plan.

For questions about the plan, or to provide feedback, please contact Stephen Terrin at