Nevada County, Calif. January 31, 2017 – Nevada County is partnering with local cities and districts to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Floods, drought, wildfires, earthquakes, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards of concern 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.

Nationwide, taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually helping communities, organizations, businesses, and individuals recover from disaster. Some disasters are predictable and, in many cases, much of the damage can be reduced or even eliminated through hazard mitigation planning.

The people most aware of potential hazards are the people that live and work in the affected community. In addition to plan participation by local, state and federal agencies, the community is seeking enthusiastic, community-minded residents to be part of our Local Hazard Mitigation Planning project. We encourage attendance and participation from the general public at our upcoming public meeting to kick off the project:

February 15, 2017                            

Public Meeting: 6-7:30pm

Location: Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building

255 South Auburn St.

Grass Valley, CA.  95945