Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Valley District has updated its 2011 Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by FEMA. The updated Plan has been reviewed/approved by the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Operations and California Office of Emergency Services. The Plan is currently under final review by FEMA.
The primary purpose of Mitigation Planning is to develop sustainable, self-reliant, disaster-resistant communities. Mitigation planning is the process of estimating the impact a natural, man-made, and/or a technological disaster may have on the urban (built) environment and identifying short-term and long-term actions that will result in the elimination and/or reduction of loss of life and property, environmental damage, and disruption of governmental, social, and economic activities.
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that local governments/districts, as a condition of receiving federal disaster mitigation funds, have a mitigation plan that:
- Describes the process for identifying hazards, risks and vulnerabilities
- Identifies and prioritizes mitigation actions
- Encourages the development of local mitigation
- Provides technical support for those efforts
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