FEMA defines Hazard Mitigation as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from identified hazards of concern.
Amador County is partnering with the cities of Amador City, Ione, Jackson, Plymouth, and Sutter Creek, and several special districts to update their countywide 2014 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP).
Flood, wildfire, drought, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards to Amador County. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, an LHMP forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Communities with a FEMA- approved LHMP are eligible for FEMA pre- and post-disaster grant funding and are better positioned to respond and recover when disasters occur.
To view Amador County's current Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), please click on the following link:
2020 LHMP Update
Amador County is kicking off their LHMP Update process with meetings in September 2019. The plan will address an updated list of hazards, will assess the likely impacts of these hazards to the people and assets of the Amador County planning area, and will also establish updated goals and prioritize projects to reduce the impacts of future disasters on people and property as well as to critical facilities and infrastructure.
Opportunities for Input
Members of the community have a very important role in this process. A draft of the 2020 LHMP Update will be available on this website in Spring 2020 for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders.
Planning committee and public meetings will also be held as part of the plan development process. Information on specific meeting times and locations are detailed below.
Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) Meetings:
HMPC Meeting (Final)
May 7, 2020 (Time/Place are TBD)
Public Meeting (Final)
May 6, 2020 (Time/Place are TBD)
For more information on this project and how to be involved, contact Sergeant Jason Navarre at (209) 223-6384 or firstname.lastname@example.org