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.  

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)
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.

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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.