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Public Comments Requested - County of Orange and Orange County Fire Authority Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and Survey

The County of Orange is seeking feedback from the public as part of its mitigation planning process.  Residents are encouraged to take a brief survey here as well as provide comments on the draft update to the County of Orange and Orange County Fire Authority Hazard Mitigation Plan (available here or by clicking 'View PDF' below).

The County of Orange and the Orange County Fire Authority have jointly developed an updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) as required under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to be eligible to receive FEMA mitigation project grants (42 USC 5165).

The mission of the County of Orange and Orange County Fire Authority Hazard Mitigation Plan is to promote sound public policy designed to protect residents, critical facilities, infrastructure, key resources, private property, and the environment from natural hazards in County unincorporated area, fire hazards in the Fire Authority service area, and County and Fire Authority owned facilities.

This plan also serves to meet activity requirements under the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System.  The County's participation in the CRS allows residents in unincorporated areas to receive discounts on their flood insurance premiums.

Hazard mitigation is intended to increase public awareness, document resources for risk reduction and loss-prevention, and identify activities to guide the County toward building a safer, more sustainable community.

The County of Orange is posting a draft of the updated plan and requesting the public review and provide comments on its contents and strategy by November 19, 2015.  Residents are requested to send comments via e-mail to, or by mail to:

Orange County Emergency Management
Attn: Hazard Mitigation Program
2644 Santiago Canyon Rd.
Silverado, CA 92676

If you need the plan or survey in an accessible format, please contact us at

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