Nevada County, Calif. July 17, 2017 – Nevada County is partnering with incorporated communities and districts to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Flood, drought, fire, earthquakes, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards to Nevada County. 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-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligible to apply for both pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant funding.

The process began in February 2017 with an initial public and planning meeting and the establishment of a planning committee comprised of representatives from the County, Cities and Town, special districts, and other key stakeholders. The plan is scheduled to be finalized and submitted to Cal OES and FEMA in August 2017.
Public Review Draft
The Public Review Draft of the LHMP Update is available online (pdf format) at: It is also available (in printed copy) at the following Nevada County locations:

Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959

Truckee Library
10031 Levon Avenue
Truckee, CA 96161

Open Public Meeting

A final public meeting to review and provide comments on the Public Review draft LHMP is scheduled as follows:

July 26, 2017 at 6:00pm
Nevada County Board of Supervisor Chambers
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA. 95959

We encourage attendance and input from the public and other interested stakeholders at this upcoming meeting.

Comments on the Public Review Draft

There are several options for providing comments on the LHMP Update Public Review Draft:
– Email comments to or
– Drop off written comments or send by mail to: Nevada County OES, Attn. John
Gulserian, 10014 North Bloomfield Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959
– Bring comments to the meeting