Emergency Operations Plan

The County of Ventura Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) provides the structure and processes that all key partner agencies within the county use to respond to, and initially recover from, a major emergency or disaster event. The current EOP was adopted by the Board of Supervisors at their March 1, 2022 meeting and is updated every 3 years. The plan consists of a collection of dynamic components that:

  • Assign responsibility for carrying out specific actions in an emergency
  • Set forth lines of authority and organizational relationships
  • Specify procedures and systems to alert and notify staff, the public, protect residents and property, and request support when needed
  • Identify personnel, equipment, facilities, supplies, and other resources available for use during response and recovery operations

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) is a multi-jurisdictional effort that inventories the natural hazards that Ventura County is most vulnerable to, assesses risks to community members, resources, buildings, and critical facilities, and identifies and prioritizes actions for risk reduction based on a comprehensive area-wide mitigation strategy. The HMP requires updating every 5 years.

An approved hazard mitigation plan is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390) to ensure continued eligibility for future disaster grant funding opportunities under the Robert T. Stafford Act., including FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA).

Current Planning Efforts

2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The 2022 HMP update was conducted in coordination with over 20 jurisdictional partners, including the County’s 10 incorporated cities, the Ventura County Watershed Protection District, the Ventura County Office of Education, and various other special-purpose districts.

The draft of the updated HMP was made available for public review and comment from March 3 – 23, 2022. The updated HMP will be presented to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors for adoption at their July 12, 2022 hearing.

Additional information on the 2022 HMP update can be found within the HMP Storymap.

All-Hazards Evacuation Plan

Alert and Warning Plan (update)

Hazard Mitigation Plan Information

HMP Steering Committee: Membership List / Guidelines / Pautas

May 19, 2021

June 9, 2021

July 14, 2021

September 8, 2021

November 10, 2021

February 9, 2022


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