Hazard Mitigation Plan

Ventura County is currently in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The update is a multi-jurisdictional effort that is overseen by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services in coordination with over 20 Planning Partners, including the County’s Watershed Protection District, 10 incorporated cities, the Ventura County Office of Education, and various special-purpose districts.  

The overarching goal of the HMP is to inventory potential hazards that Ventura County is most vulnerable to, assess risks to the County’s community members, resources, buildings and critical facilities, and develop mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of exposure and allow a swift, equitable, and organized recovery should a disaster occur.

The draft of the updated HMP was made available for public review and comment from March 3, 2022 to March 23, 2022. Following the conclusion of reviews by Cal OES and FEMA the updated HMP will be presented to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors for adoption. 


Watch the video below to learn more about Hazard Mitigation and the 2022 plan update. Find out why hazard mitigation is important and how it works to make our communities more resilient to disasters.

Check out hazard mitigation in action! The Fresno Canyon Diversion Project from Ventura County Public Works is a 1,500-square-foot facility constructed to reduce repeated flooding in the Casitas Springs community along State Route 33.

What Hazard Mitigation Plans Do

Help the community prevent property damage and loss of life associated with natural hazards and expedite disaster recovery


Save money by instituting mitigation measures to protect against natural hazards




Ensure communities remain eligible for FEMA funding

  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grants
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Hazards the updated plan will address include:

  • Agricultural/Biological Events
  • Coastal Erosion/Sea Level Rise
  • Dam and Levee Failures
  • Drought
  • Earthquakes
  • Flooding
  • Landslides and other Mass Movements
  • Severe Storms
  • Severe Weather: Wind, Extreme Cold/Heat
  • Tsunami
  • Wildfire


For comments or inquiries regarding the current update process or this webpage, please contact Bonnie Luke at BonnieK.Luke@ventura.org.