County of Marin - News Releases - Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2018

County Seeks Feedback on Hazard Mitigation Plan

Process to prepare for natural disasters needs updating

San Rafael, CA – Marin County is updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), a document that helps the County government mitigate the impacts of natural disasters, and the invitation is open for public feedback before the document is finalized.

A car is shown on a Belvedere driveway nearly up to its windows in floodwater.The Local Hazard Mitigation Plans helps government agencies lessen the impact of natural disasters such as flooding.

The County last updated its LHMP in 2013. The plan lays out a process to prepare for, and lessen the impacts of, specified natural hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, and floods. This latest planning effort was broadened to include local towns, cities, and special districts as planning partners.

Staff from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, the Marin County Fire Department, the Marin County Community Development Agency and the Marin County Department of Public Works contributed fresh content to an updated draft of the plan following a series of public meetings. All of Marin’s towns and cities are participating in the plan’s update along with the North Marin Water District and the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. The multijurisdictional partnership was formed to pool resources and create a uniform hazard mitigation strategy that can be applied consistently to the defined planning area and used to ensure eligibility for specified grant funding success.

The comment period is open from August 10 through August 24. Comments may be directed to Thomas Jordan, Emergency Services Coordinator, at


Thomas Jordan
Program Coordinator
Marin County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services

Emergency Operations Facility
1600 Los Gamos Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6584
Email: Thomas Jordan