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County To Update Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Collage of natural disasters with map, highlighting the importance of a Hazard Mitigation Plan.


Contact: Deputy Scott Bare
Phone: (530) 621-5895
Date of Release: February 14, 2024




Placerville - El Dorado County, in collaboration with the City of Placerville, Georgetown Divide Public Utility District, El Dorado County Office of Education, and Cameron Park Community Services District, is updating the 2019 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). This planning process involves the development of hazard mitigation strategies designed to reduce risks and vulnerabilities posed by natural, man-made, and human health hazards. The plan must be updated and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) every five years to keep it current and to maintain eligibility for federal and state mitigation grant assistance. The plan is currently being updated as a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) in coordination with the four participating jurisdictions and under the guidance of a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC).

The people who live and work in El Dorado County are vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including drought, climate change, earthquakes, extreme heat, flooding, severe weather, and wildfires. The 2024 MJHMP update will provide the County with valuable tools to identify risks and mitigate hazards through future project-specific actions. Hazard mitigation is an investment in the County’s future safety, sustainability, and resiliency and results in less vulnerable conditions through pre- and post-disaster actions, projects, and adaptation strategies. The implementation of hazard mitigation actions means building stronger, safer, and smarter communities that will be able to withstand future impacts and damages.

Residents, organizations, businesses, and interested stakeholders are encouraged to contribute to the planning process. Broad public participation is an essential strategy for developing an updated and multi-jurisdictional plan that will be effective, implemented, and supported by County residents. El Dorado County will be hosting a virtual Public Workshop on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Public Workshop will be an opportunity to get involved and learn more about the planning process and the hazards the County, participating jurisdictions, and HMPC plan to assess in the 2024 MJHMP. Information on how to participate is provided below:

·         Public Workshop – Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

o   The meeting can be accessed virtually here:

·         Meeting ID: 362 266 499 42, Passcode: wsUekl, Call in: +1 213-267-3760,,352064963#

·         Public Survey is available in English and Spanish:

Questions may be directed to Deputy Scott Bare, El Dorado County OES by calling (530) 621-5895 or by email at


To view this flier with a screen reader or to find clickable meeting links, please click the link or image below to download a PDF version.

El_Dorado_MJHMP_Public Workshop_Flyer_2.14.23V4.pdf
El Dorado County flyer for a Virtual Public Workshop on Hazard Mitigation Plan set for Feb 27, 2024, with meeting details included.
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