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Yuba County
2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Yuba County is kicking off its update to our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) with meetings in November 2020.  The plan will address an updated list of hazards, will assess the likely impacts of these hazards to the people and assets of the Yuba County planning area, and will also establish updated goals and prioritize projects to reduce the impacts of future disasters on people and property as well as to critical facilities and infrastructure.

Opportunities for Input
Members of the community have a very important role in this process. A draft of the 2021 LHMP Update will be available on this website in Spring 2021 for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders.

Planning committee and public meetings will also be held as part of the plan development process.  In addition to plan participation by Yuba County, incorporated communities, special districts, and state and federal agencies, the public is encouraged to attend and participate in our planning and public meetings.  Information on specific meeting times and locations are detailed below.

Upcoming Meetings

Planning Committee Meeting

Public Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Zoom Platform
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
(To be part of this meeting, contact Briana Haberman at                        or call (530) 749-7522)

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Zoom Platform
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
(Details on this meeting are below)

The 90 minute public meeting to learn about the planning process for Yuba County's Hazard Mitigation Plan will take place Thursday, November 19, at 6 p.m. Here are the details to join this online meeting:

Yuba County LHMP Update:  Public Kickoff Meeting
Nov. 19, 2020 -- 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Click below to join this Zoom Meeting at the scheduled time:
Meeting ID: 848 7481 4825
Passcode: 820315
If you want to join by phone, call (669) 900-6833

Why this is Important
FEMA defines Hazard Mitigation as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from identified hazards of concern.

Yuba County is partnering with the Cities of Marysville and Wheatland, and several special districts, to update their 2015 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP).  Flood, drought, earthquake, and wildfire are just a few of the hazards to Yuba County.  While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, an LHMP forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

Communities with a FEMA- approved LHMP are eligible for FEMA pre- and post-disaster grant funding and are better positioned to respond and recover when disasters occur.  Through the LHMP development process, Yuba County can also assist in lowering the costs of flood insurance to county residents through the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System.

Contact Us!
For more information on this project and how to be involved, contact Briana Haberman at or (530) 749-7522.