Get Involved! Help Your Community Be Hazard-Ready

Sacramento, CA. March 28, 2016 - Sacramento County is partnering with the City of Sacramento, other incorporated communities and several special districts to update their joint Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Flood, drought, fire, earthquakes, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards to Sacramento communities. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, a Hazard Mitigation Plan forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Additionally, only communities with a FEMA (Federal emergency Management agency)- approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligible to apply for both pre- and post-disaster grant funding.

Another benefit of this plan update is to enhance the floodplain management programs of Sacramento communities. This can help reduce the costs of flood insurance to residents through a jurisdiction’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).

The people most aware of potential hazards are the people that live and work in the affected communities. In addition to plan participation by local communities and state and federal agencies, Sacramento County is seeking enthusiastic, community-minded residents to be part of our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. We encourage attendance and participation from the general public in both our planning and public meetings. You also have the opportunity to volunteer as a planning committee member for our Plan update. As a committee member, your commitment would involve the following:

April 5, 2016                                                   April 6, 2016
Planning Committee 2pm-5pm                 Planning Committee 2pm-5pm                 
Public Meeting 6pm-7:30pm                      Public Meeting 6pm-7:30pm 
Laguna Town Hall                                        South Natomas Community Center, Room
3020 Renwick Ave,                                       2921 Truxel Rd,
Elk Grove, CA 95758                                    Sacramento, CA 95833

If you are interested in volunteering as a Planning Committee member, please send your RSVP to Celine Livengood at 916-874-3130 or email at livengood@saccounty.net. You may also contact Celine if you have any questions.

For more information and to review the current Hazard Mitigation Plan document, please go to StormReady.org and follow the link to Local Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016.

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