Identify Your Risks

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Find Out What Could Happen To You

Emergencies or disasters may occur anywhere and at any time.  Amador County, with our varying topography, mix of urban and rural areas, and ever growing population, is subject to a wide variety of natural and technological hazards.

Natural Hazards based on probability include: Wildfires (High), Floods (Moderate), Earthquakes (Low), Avalanches (Moderate), Severe Weather (Moderate), and Volcanic Eruption (Low).

Technological Hazards based on probability include: Hazardous Materials incidents (Moderate), Multi-casualty incidents including vehicle or aircraft accidents (High), Dam or Levee Failures (Low), Utility Disruptions (Moderate), and Terrorist Acts (Low).

Identify what disasters are most likely to happen here in Amador County and in your community.  Do you live or work in a flood plain, near a major earthquake fault, in a dam failure inundation area, or in a high fire danger area?  Are you prepared for an unexpected human-made disaster that can strike any time?  Does your neighborhood or community have a disaster plan?

Check with your insurance company to see if your home is in a high risk area for fire, flood or earthquake. Make sure your insurance coverage is up-to-date on an annual basis.

The Amador County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan examines the recorded history of losses resulting from natural hazards, and analyzed the future risks posed to the county by these hazards.  Amador County is vulnerable to several natural hazards that are identified, profiled, and analyzed in the plan.  Wildfires, floods and drought are some of the hazards that can have a significant impact on the County. 

California Office of Emergency Services - Hazard Mitigation Portal

Use this website to discover the hazards that exist in your area and learn how to reduce YOUR risk! Just enter your street address and/or city and/zip code to find out.  Remember, the best way to recover from disasters is by reducing the risks before a disaster strikes.

California Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map

This map contains county proposed Fire Hazard Severity Zone Maps for State Responsibility Area lands and separate draft Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone Maps for Local Responsibility Area lands.

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