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Nevada County seeks input on hazard mitigation plan

Nevada County is partnering with incorporated communities and districts to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Flood, drought, fire, earthquakes and severe weather are just a few of the hazards to Nevada County. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, a Hazard Mitigation Plan forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

Additionally, only communities with a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligible to apply for both pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant funding.

The process began in February 2017 with an initial public and planning meeting and the establishment of a planning committee comprised of representatives from the County, Cities and Town, special districts, and other key stakeholders. The plan is scheduled to be finalized and submitted to Cal OES and FEMA in August 2017.

Public Review Draft

The Public Review Draft of the update is available online at:

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http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/igs/oes/Pages/LocalHazardMitigation.aspx

Printed copies are available at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, and the Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Ave., Truckee.

Open Public Meeting

A final public meeting to review and provide comments on the Public Review Draft if the update is set for 6 p.m., July 26, at the Nevada County Board of Supervisor Chambers, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City.

Comment on the draft

There are several options for providing comments on the update Public Review Draft:

Email comments to Jeanine.foster@fostermorrison.com or John.Gulserian@co.nevada.ca.us

Drop off written comments or send by mail to: Nevada County OES, Attn. John Gulserian, 10014 North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City.

Bring comments to the meeting.

Contact Gulserian at 530-265-1515 or email at John.Gulserian@co.nevada.ca.us for more information.