Hazard Plan Meetin

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 scoes@sierracounty.ws or call the Office of Emergency Services at (530) 289-2850.

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