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Colusa County 2018 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
FEMA defines Hazard Mitigation as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards. Hazard mitigation planning is a process for state and local governments to identify community-level policies and actions to mitigate and thus reduce the impacts of natural hazards.

Colusa County is partnering with the Cities of Colusa, Williams and several special districts to update their 2005 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Flood, drought, wildfire, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards of concern to the Colusa communities. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, an LHMP forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Communities with a FEMA- approved LHMP are eligible for FEMA pre- and post-disaster grant funding and are better positioned to respond and recover when disasters occur.

2005 Colusa County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Opportunities for Input

Members of the community have a very important role in this process. A draft of the 2018 LHMP Update is now available on this website for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders. 

Planning team and public meetings will also be held as part of the plan development process.  In addition to plan participation by Colusa County, incorporated communities, and state and federal agencies, the public is encouraged to attend and participate in our upcoming meetings.  Information on specific meeting times and locations are detailed below.


Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Date/Time/Location

Public Meeting

11/14/18 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Colusa County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room
2963 Davison Court

Planning Team Meeting

11/15/18 9:00 am – Noon

Colusa County Sheriff’s Office





For more information on this project and how to be involved, contact Janice Bell at (530) 458-0218 or email at .