Yuba County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

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					South Yuba County:
  Building a Safe

    April, 5 2006
           Hazard Mitigation Staff
   Project Director – Patricia Beecham
    • Emergency Services Coordinator IV
    • Formerly with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
          Disaster Assistance – Individual Assistance
          Disaster Recovery
          Hazard Mitigation
   Engineers
   GIS Consultants
   Fire Consultants
   Technical Writers
   Public Relations
        Public Safety Programs for
           South Yuba County
   Yuba County Plans
    • Emergency Operations Plan
        Slow Rise Flood Plan
    • Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

   Public Education & Safety Information

   Community Outreach Meetings
          Evacuation Planning & Training

   Emergency Telephone Notification System
          Wide Area Rapid Notification (WARN)

   Emergency Alert System- Media Broadcast
       Disaster Protocols
 Guidelines used for planning &
  response for all emergencies and
  hazard events:
   • Emergency Operations Plan
   • Incident Command System
   • California Mutual Aid System
   • Standardized Emergency
     Management System (SEMS) Gov.
     Code Sec. 8607
   • National Incident Management
     System (NIMS)
    Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant
   Prepared in response to past disasters
   To address potential hazards and risks
   To respond to studies regarding levees
   Organize resources
   Identify stakeholders & resource agencies
   Conduct risk assessments
   Prioritize mitigation projects & strategies
   Implement projects to reduce losses &
    impact from disasters
        Yuba County Multi-Hazard
             Mitigation Plan
   Identification and
    collaboration with
    local, state and
    federal stakeholders
   Process driven by the
    Disaster Mitigation Act
    of 2000
   Community
                                 Hazard Identification
    involvement and
    participation               Comprehensive risk
   Inter-agency              ...assessment & analysis
    coordination and          Identify and prioritize
    cooperation               …mitigation projects and
           Public Outreach
 Develop public safety information for all
  county residents and agencies
 Conduct on-going public safety meetings for
  all Yuba County citizens with special
  program for the South County
 Provide on-going information, education, and
 Community input & participation for plan
 Build partnerships & collaboration with other
  public agencies/special districts for
  increased public safety.
Interagency and Operational Area
                   Federal, State and
                    local agencies
                    • Beale Air Force Base
                    • Special Districts
                   Yuba County Water
                   Cities of Marysville,
                    Wheatland, and Yuba
                   Adjacent Counties of
                    Butte, Colusa, and
             American Red Cross
   Coordination with American Red Cross –
    Three Rivers Chapter:
   Emergency Disaster Services Response
   Regional Shelter planning & Training
          identification of shelter sites and services
          Training volunteers for disaster services
   Three Rivers Chapters provides services
    for the Counties of: Butte, Colusa, Glenn,
    Nevada, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba
    and Beale Air Force Base (USAF)
            Pre-Disaster Situation
   Initiation of slow-rise flood procedures is
    •   Forecast weather events and winter storm warnings
    •   All situations that have the potential to affect river levels
    •   Precipitation & snow melts
    •   Water releases from upstream dams
    •   Localized flood conditions reported by Public Works or

   Coordination with State, Federal, and local
    emergency operations centers
    • DWR Flood Operations Center
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration –
      National Weather Service
    • State Warning Center
    • California Data Exchange Center
    • Yuba County Water Agency
    • All local jurisdictions
              Flood Alert
 Issuance of a flood alert actions
  • Heightened observation of rivers & levees
  • Increase dissemination of flood
  • Implement EOP-Slow rise Flood Plan
  • Emergency Operations Center Activation
  • Notification calls in response to river
  • Increased readiness to facilitate flood
    fight efforts
  • Evacuation preparedness plan
    Who can order an evacuation?
   Yuba County Board of Supervisors
   County Administrator designated by
    the Board of Supervisor’s
   Cities of Marysville and Wheatland
   Statutorily designated law
    enforcement officers
   Governor
        Evacuation Process
 Potential threat initiates implementation of
  Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
 Evaluate need for evacuation
  • Consideration of special needs
    populations, critical facilities, and shelter
  • Early evacuation of special needs facilities
    & schools to coordinate transportation
 Wide Area Notification System (WARN)
  calls residents to inform them of potential
    evacuation and emergency instructions
Evacuation Process
             Emergency Alert System
              (EAS) on television and

             Residents evacuate via
              routes identified on site
              guided by emergency

             WARN telephone system
              activated to inform public
              of potential evacuation

             First responder notification
              to residents of evacuation
Wide Area Rapid Notification
                   Thousands of calls per

                   System can be
                    accessed remotely
                    from any location

                   Targeted messages
                    will be delivered to
                    each affected area

                   Phone numbers
                    updated monthly
                    through E 911
   Wide Area Rapid Notification

Sample screen
shots of the WARN
distribution system
          Wide Area Rapid Notification
   A phone call from WARN may include:
    •   Nature of emergency
    •   Area affected
    •   Information regarding the emergency
    •   Instructions for evacuations
    •   Safety tips for consideration
    •   Referral numbers for
        emergency assistance, special
                 Safe Zones
 Safe Zones identified in the South Yuba
  County Evacuation Plan:
  • Yuba College
  • Lindhurst High School
  • Sleep Train Amphitheatre
 Identified Safe Zones can be used as a:
  •   Safe Zone/Information Center for evacuees
  •   Staging area for supplies/equipment
  •   Alternate location for Incident Command Post
  •   Mass care shelter
 If a safe zone is located within the hazard
  area residents will be directed to another
Localized Flooding

          2005 – 2006 winter storms
          exposed internal drainage
          problems, including flooding on
          identified evacuation routes
          Plumas-Arboga Road, Forty Mile
          Road, and Algodon Road
          Hazard Mitigation –
         Roads and Evacuation
   Affected portion of Plumas-Arboga
    Road will be elevated.
   Identification of alternate evacuation
    routes away from flooded portion of
    Algodon Road.
   Pumps and ditches to remove water
    from roads.
   Construction of berms to redirect the
    flow of water.
  Hazard Mitigation Projects
    Levees and Flood Protection

 Yuba Basin Project
 Levee assessment and certification
 Comprehensive assessment and mitigation plan
 Levee maintenance and repairs
  – Maintenance Plan- debris clearance, on-going
 Levee patrols
  – Volunteer recruitment
  – Training and support
    Hazard Mitigation - Drainage
   Olivehurst
    Interceptor Canal
   South Olivehurst
    Detention Basin
   Clark Slough
   Internal Drainage
Hazard Mitigation – Home Elevation
                                    View from a home on Mage
                                    Avenue, elevated with the 1997
                                    FEMA HMGP, during the 2005-2006
                                    winter storms.

 January 23, 2006 –
 Hundreds of thousands of dollars
 saved due to FEMA funded home
 elevation projects.
         Continuing Efforts
 Ongoing collaboration with federal, state,
  and local agencies
 Ongoing Community Outreach Program
 Participation in the National Flood Insurance
  Program (NFIP)
 Family disaster planning & training
 Update and revision of South Yuba County
  Evacuation Plan
 Implement Hazard Mitigation Projects -
  strategies to safeguard the community
Yuba County Hazard Mitigation


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