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.

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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

2025 HCR Update

The City is in the process of updating the Hazards and Climate Resilience Plan (HCR), and we want to hear from you!

The HCR is updated every 5 years to include the latest understanding of natural hazards, how they will be impacted by climate change, and what strategies the City can pursue to ensure our communities are resilient to these events. Feedback from the community is essential in ensuring we have a living document that meets the needs of the residents of San Francisco.

The City would like to hear from you when we release the draft plan for public comment. If you would like to be notified when the draft is available and how to provide feedback, please fill out the following form here.

HCR Plan Chapters
HCR Plan Appendix

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

Alex Morrison
Resilience GIS Analyst

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.

DEM    SFE    ONESF     DPH   SF Planning

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