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Help Plan for Disasters

Yuba County
2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Flood, drought, earthquake, and wildfire are just a few potential hazards facing Yuba County. We are partnering with the Cities of Marysville and Wheatland, as well as several special districts, to update the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP).  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 grant funding both before and during disasters, so we are in a better position 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.

Here Is Where You Can Help
Members of the community have a very important role in this process, as you have vital understanding of the types of hazards our communities could possibly face, We will assess each likely impact 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.

Let your voice be heard! Take part in our survey that will help guide us in updating our emergency/hazard plan:

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 are encouraged to attend and participate in our planning and public meetings. 

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