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 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.

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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

A Steering Committee comprised of stakeholder representatives from a variety of local agencies and organizations with interests and experience relevant to the Hazard Mitigation Program has been formed to oversee the details of the plan update and its implementation.

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