Glenn County, along with the incorporated cities of Orland and Willows, is in the process of preparing a Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP). Click on the headline for more project information.

Seals for County of Glenn, City of Orland, and City of Willows.Osage Flood photo.

Notice For Public Review and Comment of the 2016 Glenn County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan

Glenn County, along with the incorporated cities of Orland and Willows, has completed the draft of the 2016 Glenn County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) and can be viewed by clicking the links below. The draft is also available at the Glenn County Planning & Public Works Agency, 777 North Colusa Street, Willows; additionally an electronic CD copy is available upon request. The public review and comment period of the draft MJHMP is open until Friday, March 11, 2016.

To provide comments, or if there are questions, regarding the draft MJHMP, please contact Andy Popper, Associate Planner, [email protected], P.O. Box 1070, Willows, CA 95988, 530-(934-6540). Following the public review, the draft will be submitted to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 9 for review and approval. To comply with Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Glenn County, and the cities of Orland and Willowswill need to adopt the 2016 Glenn County MJHMP, within one year of receiving FEMA approval. The adoption of the MJHMP recognizes the County and Cities’ commitment to reducing the impacts of natural hazards.

Introduction to the Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan Project

Glenn County, along with the incorporated cities of Orland and Willows, is in the process of preparing a Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP).

The MJHMP will identify natural hazards that may affect the County, their impacts, and the desired mitigation actions to address and minimize the risk and future losses from natural hazards such as flooding, severe storms, earthquakes, and wildland fires. Additionally, the MJHMP will also serve to meet key federal planning regulations that require local governments to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for hazard mitigation projects.

The MJHMP development is being guided by a Multi-Jurisdictional Steering Committee, which includes representation from participating communities and other key stakeholders, and will also be formed through a sustained community engagement strategy.

The Steering Committee will generally follow the planning process as shown on the flow chart here:

Flow Chart of planning process.

The MJHMP is being completed with a consulting firm selected via a Request for Proposal (RFP) and work sample review process. Currently the MJHMP is scheduled to be completed by January 2016 and will then be submitted to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 9 for review and plan approval.

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently launched the new FEMA.gov.

• Where can I get information on Hazard Mitigation Assistance?
https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance

• Hazard Mitigation Grant Program:
https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program

• Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program:
https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program

• Flood Mitigation Assistance Program:
https://www.fema.gov/flood-mitigation-assistance-program

• Fiscal Year 2011 Unified Guidance (with updated links):

http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=4225
The Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance dated June 1, 2010 applies to HMGP for disasters declared on or after June 1, 2010.

• Grant Applicant Resources : https://www.fema.gov/site-page/grant-applicant-resources

• Application Process:
https://www.fema.gov/site-page/application-development-and-process

• Where can I find information about my State Hazard Mitigation Officer?
https://www.fema.gov/state-hazard-mitigation-officers

We would also like to announce our newest publication for grants resources.
• Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) At-A-Glance: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=5904 This document provides information on how to incorporate environmental and historic preservation considerations into your Hazard Mitigation Assistance application and project.

• Version 4.8 of the Benefit Cost Analysis Software is now available. The updated toolkit and updated training materials are available on the Benefit Cost Analysis website at http://www.fema.gov/benefit-cost-analysis.
If you need additional information contact the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Helpline at (866) 222-3580 or email [email protected]. Please allow up to 5 business days for a response.

http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response

Additional information and updates will be posted to the website as they become available. For all inquiries or comments, please contact Andy Popper, Glenn County Associate Planner and MJHMP Project Lead, at (530) 934-6540 or [email protected].