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South Yuba County: Building a Safe Community. April, 5 2006. Hazard Mitigation Staff. Project Director – Patricia Beecham Emergency Services Coordinator IV Formerly with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services 1986-1997 Disaster Assistance – Individual Assistance Disaster Recovery

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hazard mitigation staff
Hazard Mitigation Staff
  • Project Director – Patricia Beecham
    • Emergency Services Coordinator IV
    • Formerly with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services 1986-1997
      • Disaster Assistance – Individual Assistance
      • Disaster Recovery
      • Hazard Mitigation
  • Engineers
  • GIS Consultants
  • Fire Consultants
  • Technical Writers
  • Public Relations
public safety programs for south yuba county
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
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
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 involvement and participation
  • Inter-agency coordination and cooperation
  • Hazard Identification
  • Comprehensive risk ...assessment & analysis
  • Identify and prioritize …mitigation projects and …strategies

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 training
  • Community input & participation for plan development
  • Build partnerships & collaboration with other public agencies/special districts for increased public safety.
interagency and operational area coordination
Interagency and Operational Area Coordination
  • Federal, State and local agencies
    • Beale Air Force Base
    • Special Districts
  • Yuba County Water Agency
  • Cities of Marysville, Wheatland, and Yuba City
  • Adjacent Counties of Butte, Colusa, and Sutter
american red cross
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
Pre-Disaster Situation
  • Initiation of slow-rise flood procedures is considered:
    • 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 citizens
  • 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
Flood Alert
  • Issuance of a flood alert actions
    • Heightened observation of rivers & levees
    • Increase dissemination of flood information
    • Implement EOP-Slow rise Flood Plan
    • Emergency Operations Center Activation
    • Notification calls in response to river forecasts
    • Increased readiness to facilitate flood fight efforts
    • Evacuation preparedness plan
who can order an evacuation
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 identification
    • 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
Evacuation Process
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS) on television and radio
  • Residents evacuate via routes identified on site guided by emergency personnel
  • WARN telephone system activated to inform public of potential evacuation
  • First responder notification to residents of evacuation
wide area rapid notification warn
Wide Area Rapid Notification (WARN)
  • Thousands of calls per minute
  • 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 warn1
Wide Area Rapid Notification (WARN)

Sample screen shots of the WARN distribution system

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Wide Area Rapid Notification (WARN)
  • 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 needs

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 location
localized flooding
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
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
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 maintenance
  • Levee patrols
    • Volunteer recruitment
    • Training and support
hazard mitigation drainage
Hazard Mitigation - Drainage
  • Olivehurst Interceptor Canal
  • South Olivehurst Detention Basin
  • Clark Slough Cleanout
  • Internal Drainage


hazard mitigation home elevation
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
Yuba County Hazard Mitigation