County, city, SIR announce zoom meeting on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Lassen County, the city of Susanville and the Susanville Indian Rancheria hold a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6.

Click here to attend the meeting (https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1619965063?pwd=YUs2RG5MWklOUEdybiNLbFA2L2hIdz09).The meeting ID: 161 996 5063. The passcode: 418082.

Purpose of the meeting
Lassen County, the City of Susanville, and the Susanville Indian Rancheria are working cooperatively to update the Lassen County Operational Area Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. As part of the process, input is essential to ensure the public’s perspectives (i.e., concerns, challenges, expectations) are considered and incorporated into the LHMP.

What is hazard mitigation
Any long-term action taken to reduce and/or eliminate impacts from hazards and threats. Mitigation can reduce the enormous cost and lengthy duration of disaster response and recovery by protecting citizens, critical facilities/infrastructure, and local businesses. 

What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
The purpose of a LHMP is for local governments to identify actions (or strategies) it can take to reduce and/or eliminate risk from identified hazards and threats.

This is accomplished by facilitating a team through a comprehensive planning process to learn about the hazards and threats, understanding the current local capabilities, and then identify appropriate actions to reduce and/or eliminate risk.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires that LHMPs be updated every five years to receive Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants. The current Lassen County Operational Area LHMP expired January 2024. The intent is to have a FEMA-approved and locally adopted LHMP by the end of 2024.

Contact information
Questions may be addressed to Lassen County Deputy Director of the Planning and Building Services Department Gaylon Norwood by calling (530) 251-8269 or by email at landuse@co.lassen.ca.us.