Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hazard Mitigation describes the actions that can help reduce or eliminate long-term risks caused by natural hazards, or disaster, such as floods, wildfires, high winds, and earthquakes. After disasters, repairs, and reconstruction are often completed in such a way as to simply restore damaged property to pre-disaster conditions. These efforts may expedite a return to normal conditions, but the replication of pre-disaster conditions often results in a repetitive cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
Hazard mitigation is needed to break this repetitive cycle by producing less vulnerable conditions through post-disaster repairs and reconstruction. The implementation of hazard mitigation actions means building stronger, safer, and smarter communities that will be able to reduce injuries and damage when a disaster occurs.
The Yucaipa Valley Water District Hazard Mitigation Plan has been developed to:
- Reduce the loss of life, property, essential services, critical facilities, and economic hardship.
- Reduce short-term and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs.
- Increase cooperation and communication within the community through the planning process.
- Increase the potential for state and federal funding for recovery and reconstruction projects.
The recently updated Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review and comment through October 2, 2020.