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2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Oct 09, 2020 12:00AM ● By Stephanie Herrera, Placer County

Placer County is Seeking Community Feedback for their 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

AUBURN, CA (MPG) -  Placer County is seeking community feedback to update its 2016 local hazard mitigation plan.

The plan, a partnership with cities and special districts, assesses the risk of floods, drought, wildfires, severe weather, and other natural hazards of concern to the county. While hazards are not always preventable, a hazard mitigation plan establishes the foundation for a long-term community strategy to reduce disaster losses, while also making Federal Emergency Management Agency resources available upon plan approval.

A FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan allows agencies to apply for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant funding.  It can also increase community ratings used for the National Flood Insurance Program which can result in lower flood insurance premiums through the program.

Placer County is seeking members of the public to participate on the hazard mitigation planning committee for this plan update.  Background experience on the issue is not required. Placer County is requesting attendance and participation from the community at the upcoming planning committee and public meetings to kick off the project. 

Planning committee virtual meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 28
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81109100563?pwd=K1lmSzdzcDd4YjZtc2NxNUdvWnJ3dz09
Meeting ID: 811 0910 0563
Passcode: 479633
Or call in: +1 669 900 6833  

Public information virtual meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 28
6– 7:30 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86599073886?pwd=MXJIWnN6d1hqdml0MEhTbDNZbnQ2UT09
Meeting ID: 865 9907 3886
Passcode: 165810
Or call in: +1 669 900 6833 

Interested residents can find more information by visiting the LHMP webpage at https://www.placer.ca.gov/1381/Local-Hazard-Mitigation-Plan or by contacting Rod Rodriguez at [email protected].

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