Multi - Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Imperial County Office of Emergency Services (OES), in cooperation with seven of the county's cities and 22 special districts, have launched a countywide effort to assess risks posed by natural disasters and identify ways to reduce those risks.The planning process, which has been underway for over a year, will result in the preparation of a Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 as a pre-requite for receiving certain forms of Federal disaster assistance. OES has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for preparation of the plan.The risk posed by fires, earthquakes and flooding increases as the county's population continues to grow. The plan will provide the county and the participating communities and districts with the tools to identify these risks and prioritize future actions for reducing these risks. Additionally, the plan will provide a framework for future requests for Federal assistance with these actions.A working draft of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review now. Please recognize that this draft is still being revised and fined -tuned by plan participants. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Rosa Hernandez, Deputy Coordinator, Imperial County Office of Emergency Services at (760) 482-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.The finalized plan will be approved by respective city councils and boards of directors of the participating service providers, and implemented as part of the comprehensive Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.