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Hazard Mitigation Efforts Saves Lives – Input Requested

June 2021. The City of Thousand Oaks has a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) that was adopted in 2015, but now the Cities and County of Ventura and over 20 other planning partners are preparing a countywide HMP. Residents are encouraged to learn more about the HMP process and complete a brief survey about hazards in the community. To discover hazards where you live and how to reduce personal risk, access the State’s online hazard mapping tool.image of an asphalt street cracked and broken due to an earthquake

The Cities and County of Ventura have long-term plans and strategies for protecting people and property from human and natural made hazards. This is achieved by identifying community risks and vulnerabilities. Once identified, local agencies will work with residents, businesses, and all stakeholders to develop plans and programs to reduce the potential for damage. By developing a countywide plan, this coordinated effort helps break the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

This HMP project is led by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services. Project details are posted at www.ReadyVenturaCounty.org.

If you have questions, please contact Grahame Watts, Emergency Services Manager at gwatts@toaks.org or 805 449-2453.

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