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For Immediate Release
April 04, 2023

Multijurisdictional Survey Addresses Natural Hazards in Marin

Condado de Marin Multijurisdiccionales Mitigacion Plan Encquesta de divulgacion publica

San Rafael, CA -- The various communities n Marin County are working together to update Marin County’s Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. As part of this community planning process, we are asking for community input to ensure that the proposed mitigation projects and vulnerabilities have alignment with the community’s existing perceptions and expectations.

What is hazard mitigation? It is the effort to reduce the loss of life and damage to property and the environment by lessening the impact of natural hazards on the community. By understanding what natural hazards we face in Marin County, and how those hazards may impact our communities either by injuring people, damaging or destroying property, or impacting the environment; we reference this document to seek ways to protect people, property, and the environment from the impact of these hazards.

To be eligible for Local Hazard Mitigation Project funding, we must first consider how these natural hazards impact us and then explore how we can protect against them. We feel it is important to engage the whole community in this effort.

You are asked to answer a few simple questions about your level of concern for natural hazards in your community and any preparedness actions you have taken or may be taking to prepare for a natural disaster.

The County will also address new and emerging threats within this document such as climate change and poor air quality; however, the primary natural hazards being assessed are:

  • Dam Failure
  • Debris Flow, Erosion, Landslide, Post-Fire Debris Flow
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Flooding
  • Land Subsidence (Sinkhole)
  • Levee Failure
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Severe Weather – Extreme Heat
  • Severe Weather – Wind, Hail, Lightning
  • Wildfire
  • Tsunami

Visit the Marin County Hazard Mitigation Website

Take the Survey

Attend a Town Hall Meeting

You are invited to attend one of two meetings being held in-person

With a videoconference and a Facebook live feed for you to participate

remotely. We will provide an overview of the Hazard Mitigation

Planning process and explain how you can help.

Here are the two meetings:

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Marin County Board of Supervisors Chamber

Marin County Civic Center

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room #330

San Rafael, CA 94903

Meeting link

Meeting ID: 886 2383 1897

Passcode: 015749


Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Marin County Health and Wellness Center

3240 Kerner Ave. Rooms #109 and #110

San Rafael, CA. 94903

Meeting link

Meeting ID: 818 2436 0040

Passcode: 432999

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey. Each community member’s feedback is critical to the County’s effort to develop a community-based plan to effectively protect the communities of Marin.


Steven Torrence
Marin County Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management

Emergency Operations Facility
1600 Los Gamos Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6584
Email: Steven Torrence
Fire website