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The function of the Tuolumne County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) is to assess each jurisdiction’s vulnerability to natural and manmade hazards and then develop strategies to mitigate those vulnerabilities. Once the plan is adopted by the governing bodies for each jurisdiction, the overarching plan will be submitted to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Hazard Mitigation Office for review and then on to FEMA for final approval.
Having an approved MJHMP through FEMA allows each jurisdiction to be eligible to apply for Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program funding, which can be used to implement projects that reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazardous events and also reduces the reliance on federal funding in future disasters, so long as that hazard is identified in the approved plan.
The first approved version of the MJHMP was completed in 2004 by County Staff. In 2012, Category Five completed a complete rewrite of the plan to include seven additional school districts bringing the total number of participating jurisdictions to 19. This plan was approved in September 2013, and again in 2018. FEMA requires the plan to be updated no less than every five years.
For Complete Details go to Tuolumne County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) Page