For Immediate ReleaseAugust 10, 2018
Process to prepare for natural disasters needs updating
San Rafael, CA – Marin County is updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), a document that helps the County government mitigate the impacts of natural disasters, and the invitation is open for public feedback before the document is finalized.
The County last updated its LHMP in 2013. The plan lays out a process to prepare for, and lessen the impacts of, specified natural hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, and floods. This latest planning effort was broadened to include local towns, cities, and special districts as planning partners.
Staff from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, the Marin County Fire Department, the Marin County Community Development Agency and the Marin County Department of Public Works contributed fresh content to an updated draft of the plan following a series of public meetings. All of Marin’s towns and cities are participating in the plan’s update along with the North Marin Water District and the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. The multijurisdictional partnership was formed to pool resources and create a uniform hazard mitigation strategy that can be applied consistently to the defined planning area and used to ensure eligibility for specified grant funding success.
The comment period is open from August 10 through August 24. Comments may be directed to Thomas Jordan, Emergency Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas JordanProgram CoordinatorMarin County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services
Emergency Operations Facility1600 Los Gamos DriveSan Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6584Email: Thomas JordanSheriff-Coroner website