Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is a countywide plan that identifies risks posed by disasters, and identifies ways to minimize damage from those disasters. The plan is a comprehensive resource document that serves many purposes, including: enhancing public awareness and understanding, creating a decision tool for management, promoting compliance with State and Federal program requirements, enhancing local policies for hazard mitigation capability, and providing inter-jurisdictional coordination.
Stanislaus County is in the process of updating our Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The MJHMP previously approved by FEMA on January 12, 2006, must be updated every five years. The Plan will demonstrate the County and participating jurisdiction's commitment to reducing risk and serve as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to minimize the effects of natural hazards. It just makes sense to be pro-active and not wait for disaster to strike before the County takes action to reduce risk to human life and property. Federal emergency management agencies will now only provide disaster relief funds to those counties/communities that have shown positive steps to prevent loss and damage from disasters by adopting a Hazard Mitigation Plan. By planning now, we ensure that the County will be covered later, in the event that disaster strikes! The Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan identified and profiled the following hazards: Earthquake, Landslide, Dam Failure, Flood, and Wildfire.
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