Contingency Plans

Contingency plans provide specific procedures or support functions for specific events as an adjunct to the Emergency Operations Plan.

Animal Emergency Response Contingency Plan
The Animal Emergency Response Contingency Plan (PDF) primarily addresses the Humboldt Operational Area’s planned response to a significant disaster emergency situation which also involves domestic animals in Humboldt County. This plan establishes procedures and organizational structures for dealing with domestic animal-related issues during those disaster events. The purpose of this plan is to minimize the loss of life and property through an organized response process and to address specific domestic animal needs in impacted areas. This plan will be used in conjunction with, and under the authority of, the County of Humboldt Emergency Operations Plan.
Continuity of Government / Continuity of Operations Plan
The purpose of the Continuity of Government Plan (COG) is to ensure Humboldt County can maintain a viable system of government in response to a broad range of emergencies and operational interruptions. Humboldt County’s COG is comprised entirely of each County department’s individual Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Each COOP describes how that department will operate in the event that an emergency threatens or incapacitates operations.
Flood Contingency Plan
The Flood Contingency Plan (PDF) primarily addresses the Humboldt Operational Area's planned response to a flooding situation affecting Humboldt County. This plan establishes detailed procedures for response to areas that have flooded or may be jeopardized by potential flooding. The purpose of this plan is to minimize the loss of life and property through an organized response process. This plan will be used in conjunction with, and under the authority of, the County of Humboldt Emergency Operations Plan.
Joint Information Center Plan
The Joint Information Center (JIC) (PDF) facilitates the efficient flow of information during a significant disaster event between the government response organizations and the media. It serves as the "hub" for the release of timely, accurate, consistent, and useful disaster related information. The JIC Plan delineates the process and procedures for establishing and operating the JIC.
Local Assistance Center Plan
The Local Assistance Center (LAC) (PDF) is a "one-stop" service facility for those citizens impacted by a disaster. The LAC provides accessibility for the public to obtain information about disaster assistance programs and services in a single location. Representatives from state and federal agencies, non-governmental and voluntary organizations, and various other support entities are available to the public to help them streamline the recovery process. The LAC Plan delineates the process and procedures for establishing and operating the LAC.
Volcano Ash Contingency Plan
The Volcano Ash Contingency Plan (PDF) primarily addresses the Humboldt Operational Area's planned response to a volcano ash situation affecting Humboldt County.  This plan establishes procedures for response and mitigation efforts of ash fall impacts before, during, and following the event.  The purpose of this plan is to minimize the health impacts, possible loss of life, and property loss through an organized response process.  This plan will be used in conjunction with, and under the authority of, the County of Humboldt Emergency Operations Plan.