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Hazard Mitigation

Background and Purpose

Permit Sonoma works with the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department to prepare mandatory 5-year updates of the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The 2016 Sonoma County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update was approved on April 25, 2017

  • earthquakes
  • floods
  • wildland fires
  • landslide hazards
  • climate change
  • sea level rise
  • tsunamis
  • coastal erosion
  • winter storms
  • other secondary effects

The Plan assesses hazard vulnerabilities and identifies mitigation actions the County will pursue in order to reduce the level of injury, property damage, and community disruption that might otherwise result from such events. In addition, adoption of the Plan helps the County remain eligible for various types of pre and post disaster community assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State government.