Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Humboldt County Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) on 10/24/2019 and submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approval. On 1/2/2020, FEMA determined the Hazard Mitigation Plan is eligible for approval pending adoption by participating jurisdictions. Contact the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services with any questions about this plan or the adoption process, at 707-268-2500.

2020 Humboldt County Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Plan-Final Volume 1: Area-Wide Elements

2020 Humboldt County Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Plan -Final Volume 2: Planning Partner Annexes


Reason for a Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Hazard mitigation is the use of long- and short-term strategies to reduce or alleviate the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage that can result from a disaster. It involves strategies that can mitigate the impacts of hazards such as:

  • Planning
  • Policy Changes
  • Programs
  • Projects

It is impossible to predict exactly when and where all disasters will occur or the extent to which they will impact an area, but with careful planning and collaboration among public agencies, stakeholders and citizens, it is possible to minimize losses.

Jurisdictions with FEMA-approved and formally adopted mitigation plans are eligible to apply for funding under FEMA’s hazard mitigation assistance programs, including Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs.

Cover page from Humboldt County HMP_Vol1_Final_2020-01-28
Cover page from Humboldt County H M P_Volume 2_Final_2020-01-17