2020 Proposed Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Washoe County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office has completed a final draft Update of the 2020 Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (Regional HMP) for public comment. Feedback on this plan can be e-mailed to:  WashoeHMP@ene.com

The current update of the Regional HMP continues efforts the County and its regional partners, including the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, have undertaken to reduce the risks that hazards pose to our region. The 2020 update of the Regional HMP has been expanded to include:

  • New partners that have participated in the planning process, including the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, and Truckee River Flood Management Agency (see the Special Hazards Jurisdictional Annex);
  • Expanded discussion of program implementation to guide development of and establish an organizational structure for a regional mitigation program (see Chapter 7);
  • Mitigation strategies specific to emerging closed-basin flooding hazards (see Appendix B);
  • Identification of emerging public-private partnerships that encourage private industry buy-in into the mitigation planning process (see Sections 4.5.4, 5.2, 5.3, and 6.5); and
  • An expanded capability assessment providing additional detail on existing human and technical resources, financial resources, and legal and regulatory resources available for hazard mitigation (see Chapter 5).

Washoe County and its regional partners continue to coordinate at the regional level to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. Implementation of the Regional HMP will ensure our communities are taking action to reduce or eliminate risks to lives and property from hazards over the long-term. 

We would like to thank all our regional partners and community members who participated in the plan development workshops and public engagement process. Your input is a vital part of the planning process and ensures that the Regional HMP incorporates the concerns and priorities of our community. We encourage all interested community members to read the Regional HMP to learn more about hazard risks in our region and strategies proposed to reduce risks in their communities.

View The Proposed 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan


Other documents associated with the plan:

Pyramid_Lake_Paiute_Tribe_Jurisdiction Annex.pdf


Reno_Jurisdiction Annex.pdf

Sparks_Jurisdiction Annex.pdf

Special Hazards Districts_Jurisdiction Annex.pdf