Sierra County Office of Emergency Services
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Public Meetings Notice
Sierra County is in the process of updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan will assess the likelihood of various natural hazards such as flooding, fires, earthquakes, severe weather and more.
We are seeking the participation of people living in the community review the final draft of the plan and provide comment.
Nationwide, taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually helping communities, organizations, businesses, and individuals recover from disaster. Some natural disasters are predictable, and in many cases much of the damage can be reduced or even eliminated. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has targeted natural disaster loss reduction as one of its primary goals. The federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires local governments to maintain a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs.
Your comments and ideas are needed. You are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming public meetings on:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Loyalton Social Hall Downieville Community Hall
105 Beckwith Street, Loyalton 321 Main Street, Downieville
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The overall purpose of these meetings is to inform the public on the draft local hazard mitigation plan, present the types of hazards in or possibly affecting Sierra County, and seek input from the public on the draft document. If you have any questions or would like to leave a comment please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office of Emergency Services at (530) 289-2850.