Hazards and Climate Resilience Plan

Hazard And Climate Resiliance Plan

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 Safety & Resilience 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.





Download the full Plan here

Download the Summary Report here.

Learn more about the risks that 13 natural hazards pose to San Francisco here.

Explore the strategies San Francisco is taking to reduce risk here


Download the chapters and appendices at the links below.


HCR Executive Summary   HCR Chapter 1   HCR Chapter 2   HCR Chapter 3   HCR Chapter 4

HCR Chapter 5   HCR Chapter 6   HCR Chapter 7   HCR Chapter 8   HCR Appendix A

HCR Appendix B-G   HCR Appendix C   HCR Appendix D   HCR Appendix E   HCR Appendix F  

HCR Appendix G


Key Contacts:

For more information, please contact the following staff from the SF Office of Resilience and Capital Planning:

Melissa Higbee
HCR Plan Project Manager

Heidi Rivoire
Office Manager


Project Team

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.

San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

SF Environment


SF Department of Public Health

San Francisco Planning




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