Inyo seeks input on hazard mitigation

The County of Inyo is asking for public input on the draft version of a plan developed to address local hazard mitigation.

County staff kicked off development of a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (ICMJHMP) in January 2016 and the draft document was released for public review on Monday, July 11.

Comments will be accepted until Friday, August 12, 2016. This document is intended to provide a better understanding of the natural hazards affecting the county, such as wildfire and floods, and assist in planning for future mitigation actions.

Upon completion, the County will seek Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approval of the Draft Plan to maximize eligibility for future grant funding for hazard mitigation.

Risk assessment and plan preparation has occurred over the last six months. To guide plan development, the County has conducted public outreach, which included an online survey.

The survey period is now closed and the information collected was used to help create the Draft Plan.

The Draft Public Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for download and comment from both the City of Bishop and County of Inyo Websites at:

The Draft Public Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan can also be reviewed in hard copy at all local libraries, the Inyo County Planning Department and City of Bishop Public Works Department.

This is an opportunity for the public to review the Draft Plan and provide comment. The public comment period ends August 12, 2016.

Final action on the project will occur when the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and Bishop City Council adopt the plan at the end of 2016. To make comments or for more information, please contact Diane Fortney, the County’s Project Coordinator, via:

County of Inyo
Planning/Public Works Department
P.O. Box L
Independence, CA. 93526
Phone: (760) 878-0263
Email: [email protected]


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7 years ago

It sounds like hazards in our County will be identified in this study. Careful what you wish for, as insurance companies may use the maps and raise rates for everyone affected by a previously unidentified hazard.