Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard Mitigation PlanHazard 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.

 Draft Yucaipa Valley Water District Hazard Mitigation Plan