News Story


County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
8/3/2015 12:35:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update


On Line!

Date & Time:

August 3-31, 2015

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services





Sheriff's OES is posting the 2015 Update to the County's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan on-line and at various public facilities for public review and comment.


Detailed Information:


The Sheriff's OES, in cooperation with the Ventura County Watershed Protection District, and various cities and special districts within Ventura County, launched a countywide Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update in January to re-assess risks posed by natural and human-caused disasters and to identify ways to reduce those risks.


An updated version of the plan is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 in order to be eligible to receive certain forms of Federal disaster assistance. When adopted by the Board of Supervisors, the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan provides a template for ensuring the future safety of developments and actions that can be taken to prepare for, or prevent disastrous impacts to communities in Ventura County.


Maintaining the Plan also adds 'points' to the County's Community Rating System score; which in turn reduces flood insurance premiums for policy holders.


The Sheriff's OES is seeking public comment for the 2015 Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan update.  The public is invited to review, and provide comments before the project concludes on August 31st.


The plan is available for review at the following internet sites:


Comments or questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plan may be addressed to:


Printed copies of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan are available at Ventura County public libraries. Each of the Cities & Special Districts participating in the update will also have copies of the plan, and the jurisdiction-specific appendices available for review. Please contact those specific organizations for information pertaining to the location of printed copies.


Prepared by:

Program Administrator Dale Carnathan


News Release Date:

July 31, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Dale Carnathan, 805-654-5152


Approved by:

Kevin McGowan, 805-654-2552



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).