Public Review: 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The County of Orange is seeking feedback from the public to inform its hazard mitigation planning process. As part of a five-year planning cycle, the County is currently developing the 2020 update to the County of Orange and Orange County Fire Authority Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Last revised in 2015, this plan identifies Orange County's natural hazards and presents a variety of actions and projects, proposed or in progress, that can help mitigate the risks these hazards pose.

Since 2010, the County of Orange has partnered with the Orange County Fire Authority to produce a Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan, focusing on natural hazards in the County unincorporated area, as well as fire hazards in the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) service area and County and OCFA facilities.

Natural hazards profiled in the plan include:

  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Wildland and Urban Fire
  • Climate Change
  • Dam Failure
  • Epidemic
  • Drought
  • Tsunami
  • Landslide

To develop the 2020 Plan update, Orange County convened a working group of County Agencies and partners to review the adopted 2015 Plan and update it to reflect the progress made and lessons learned in the last five years. This team's work was informed by input from Orange County residents as captured by an online survey published in five languages and publicized through the County's social media channels. Now that a draft plan has been completed, it is critical that the document be reviewed and validated by Orange County residents before being finalized and submitted for approval.

Orange County residents are encouraged to review the plan and provide feedback using the provided form below by June 18, 2021. Submit feedback to with subject line "Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Feedback" or mail form to the address below. Comments received will be reviewed and incorporated into the final Plan, where appropriate.

Emergency Management Division

Orange County Sheriff’s Department

ATTN: Hazard Mitigation Program

2644 Santiago Canyon Road

Silverado, CA 92676