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2020 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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:

Amador County LHMP - 2014

2020 LHMP Update

Amador County is kicked off their LHMP Update process 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.

2020 LHMP Draft (For Review)

 Amador County LHMP Update Chapters  Amador County LHMP Update Annex F Amador Water Agency
 Amador County LHMP Update Appendices  Amador County LHMP Update Annex G Amador Fire Safe Council
 Amador County LHMP Update Annex A City of Amador City  Amador County LHMP Update Annex H Lockwood Fire Protection District
 Amador County LHMP Update Annex B City of Ione  Amador County LHMP Update Annex I Jackson Valley Irrigation District
 Amador County LHMP Update Annex C City of Jackson  Amador County LHMP Update Annex J Pine Grove CSD
 Amador County LHMP Update Annex D City of Plymouth  Amador County LHMP Update Annex K River Pines PUD
 Amador County LHMP Update Annex E City of Sutter Creek  

Upcoming Meetings

Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) Meetings:

 Public Meetings:

 HMPC Meeting (Final)

           May 7, 2020 (Zoom Meeting, 9am -11:30am)

Call in/login information for Zoom

1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 847 8334 4617

Password: 029112

                                         Public Meeting (Final)



 For more information on this project and how to be involved, contact Sergeant Jason Navarre at (209) 223-6384 or


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