County, city and SIR host June 6 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Meeting via Zoom

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.

A Zoom meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. The public is invited to participate.

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 (found at lassencounty.org/dept/planning-and-building-services/hazard-mitigation-plan-update 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 at (530) 251-8269 or by email at landuse@co.lassen.ca.us.

Click here to attend the meeting (meeting ID: 161 996 5063, Passcode: 418082).