Just ask anyone involved in emergency management, and they will tell you—developing a hazard mitigation plan (HMP) is no easy task. Neither is updating its contents regularly as required by FEMA. So when it came time to revise its existing multi-jurisdictional HMP, Shasta County, California, enlisted the help of Tennessee-based BOLDplanning, a division of Agility.  

For months, representatives from Shasta County, the City of Anderson, and the Igo Ono Community Services District (IOCSD), along with BOLDplanning subject matter experts, have worked together to update the county’s existing multi-jurisdictional HMP. The project has involved a comprehensive risk assessment for nine potential hazards—dam failure, drought,