Hazard Mitigation Planning; Public Engagement Sought

The Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday, September 13, voted to approve a
resolution establishing a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC), formally beginning the 2023 Plan Update for Lake County’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The Lake County Office of Emergency Services (OES) will Chair the committee, comprised of County and local stakeholders.

One representative from each Supervisorial District is invited to serve on the committee. Members of the public interested in this important position are encouraged to submit a letter of intent. Due by September 21, 2022, at 5:00 PM:

IN-PERSON
Sheriff’s Main Office
ATTN: OES/HMP
1220 Martin Street
Lakeport, CA
ORPOSTMARKED
Office of Emergency Services
ATTN: OES/HMP
Post Office Box 489
Lakeport, CA 95453

About the Plan:
Floods, drought, wildfires, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards of concern in Lake County. While natural hazards such as these cannot be entirely prevented, Hazard Mitigation Plans form the foundation for a community’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster-related losses, by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Developing and maintaining the LHMP is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). Plans expire every five years and must be updated to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs. Lake County’s
LHMP was last updated and approved by FEMA in July 2018.

Public Participation Encouraged. An important part of the planning process is public input. The public is invited to actively participate in the development of the 2023 Update. To start the process, residents are encouraged

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