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Fire Vulnerability Assessment & Emergency Evacuation Preparedness Plan

August 18, 2020 - At yesterday's Board meeting, MCOG accepted the final Fire Vulnerability Assessment & Emergency Evacuation Preparedness Plan, with one condition to add funding disclosures.

Category Five Professional Consultants, Inc. had revised the draft documents in response to various agency and public comments received by July 1, after MCOG's Public Forum. The plan has three parts:  the Fire Vulnerability Assessment, Public Outreach Plan, and Evacuation Plan.

The consultant will present the Evacuation Plan to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors for possible adoption as an annex to the County’s Emergency Operations Plan. If the plan is integrated with the County's, it may include additional changes, if so requested by the Supervisors. The presentation is scheduled for September 22. Final documents will be posted here when available.

This regional planning project was originally programmed in MCOG’s FY 2019/20 Overall Work Program and completed in FY 2020/21. Funding was provided by a Caltrans Adaptation Planning Grant of $247,884, matched by MCOG with $32,116 of Local Transportation Funds, for a total of $280,000 ($35,000 MCOG Staff; $245,000 Consultant). Through MCOG's procurement, the contract with Category Five came to $236,140.

May contain: smoke, highway signs, trees, car, transportation, automobile, vehicle, and outdoors
Mendocino Complex Fire in Lake County, July 29, 2018. Credit: Joni Roumiguiere
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