The Hazards and Climate Resilience Plan (HCR) is San Francisco’s roadmap to addressing the impacts of natural hazards and climate change on our assets and our people. It identifies the hazards and risks San Francisco faces and proposes over 90 strategies to reduce risks and adapt to climate change impacts.
The HCR serves as an update to the 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan and is one of the key implementation plans for the Community Safety Element of the San Francisco General Plan. It also complements the City's Climate Action Plan, a roadmap for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in order to minimize the severity of climate-related hazards.
The HCR was adopted as San Francisco's 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors on June 16, 2020 and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 21, 2020.
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Learn more about the risks that 13 natural hazards pose to San Francisco
Explore the strategies San Francisco is taking to reduce risk
For more information, please contact the following staff from the SF Office of Resilience and Capital Planning:
HCR Plan Project Manager
Resilience GIS Analyst
The City and County of San Francisco Office of Resilience and Capital Planning is leading this effort in partnership with the Department of Emergency Management, Department of Public Health, Department of the Environment, and Planning.
The Safety and Resilience Element Update will provide a comprehensive set of policies for minimizing San Francisco’s contribution to the climate crisis and ensuring local resilience to multiple hazards.
The Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Consequences Assessment describes the vulnerability of public buildings and infrastructure to SLR and coastal flooding and the consequences on people, the economy, and the environment.
The Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP) began in early 2012, evolving out of the key recommendations of the Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPSS), a 10-year-long study evaluating the seismic vulnerabilities San Francisco faces.
The Heat and Air Quality Resilience Project (HAQR) is a cross-sectoral initiative to involve all the public, private, community, and academic stakeholders needed to identify, plan, and implement medium-to-long term extreme heat and wildfire smoke resilience strategies.