About the project

About the Project 

What is the Purpose?

The purpose of the current Fiscal Year 2012 to 2013 planning process is to update Plumas County's existing multi-hazard mitigation plan (MHMP) done in 2007. The MHMP will be updated by using the most current information and data, conducting a thorough vulnerability analysis, and revising community priorities and subsequent mitigation actions.


Provide the public opportunities throughout the plan development and drafting process to provide input, taking special care to make the plan and outcome relevant to the impacted community.

Update the risk assessment using the most recent disaster data and information.

Update hazard mitigation goals, objectives and actions as they relate to reducing loss of life and property from natural and human-made hazards.

Obtain state and federal approval of the updated plan.

What is a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?

The plan is an official statement of Plumas County's hazards, vulnerability analysis, and mitigation strategy. The result of a collaborative multi-agency and county citizen planning process. As a living document, it guides implementation activities to achieve the greatest reduction of vulnerability, which results in saved lives, reduced injuries, reduced property damages, and protection for the environment.

Why have a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?

To ensure public consensus through a planning process on mitigation actions that best suit the community. Allows communities to focus efforts and limited resources on the most highly desirable mitigation projects. Plumas County also must have a State and federally approved plan to apply for and receive mitigation grants. These grants can augment local mitigation activities already done and planned activities too. Ultimately, these actions reduce vulnerability and communities are able to recover more quickly from disasters.

How is the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Process Completed?

State, Indian Tribal, and local officials develop and adopt mitigation plans to meet the requirements of the Stafford Act. The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance provides the official guidance on these requirements and procedures for approval of hazard mitigation plans. The core steps in the graphic below show the process to complete a mitigation plan.

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Flow

When can I get involved?

The Plumas County update process follows the core hazard mitigation steps identified by FEMA above. Plumas County has created a step-by-step planning process below which identifies detail county actions from start to finish. Please see the steps below for more information on opportunities to get involved. More to come from the county planners….stayed tuned!