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Mendocino County Operational Area Plans

The Mendocino County County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is responsible for coordinating the emergency planning process and maintaining the county's emergency plans.  With the exception of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, Mendocino County OES is responsible for the emergency planning process for the unincorporated county jurisdictions- Cities and Special Districts are responsible for maintaining the emergency plans for their respective jurisdictions. Mendocino County OES works very closely with Cities and Special Districts as they write and maintain their plans to ensure a coordinated planning process throughout the Mendocino County Operational Area.

Mendocino County Operational Area Emergency Operations Plan (Basic Plan)

Mendocino County Emergency Operations Plan (.PDF, 2 MB)

The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) serves as the primary guide for coordinating and responding to all emergencies and disasters within the county. It complies with local ordinances, state law, and state and federal emergency planning guidance including the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).  The Mendocino County/Operational Area Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) addresses response to and short term recovery from disasters and emergency situations affecting the Mendocino County Operational Area .

In disaster situations, emergency management and homeland security operations start at the local level and expand to include regional, state, Federal and private/non-profit sector assets as the affected jurisdictions requires additional resources and capabilities. The purpose of this plan is to facilitate multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional coordination during emergency operations, particularly between Mendocino County, local and tribal governments, special districts as well as state and Federal agencies.

The current Mendocino County Operational Area Emergency plan was approved by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors on September 13, 2016 (Resolution number 16-119).

Mendocino County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Mendocino County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (.PDF, 67.8 MB)

Mendocino County (the County) has developed this Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) to assess risks posed by natural and human-caused hazards and to develop a mitigation strategy for reducing the County’s risks. The County has prepared the 2014 MHMP in accordance with the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Mendocino County has coordinated the preparation of the 2014 MHMP in cooperation with cities and the Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE). The 2014 MHMP replaces the MHMP that the County prepared in 2008 (2008 MHMP).

The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) includes the following jurisdictions:

  • Mendocino County
  • City of Fort Bragg
  • City of Point Arena
  • City of Ukiah
  • City of Willits
  • MCOE, on behalf of the following school districts:
    • Anderson Valley Unified
    • Arena Union Elementary
    • Fort Bragg Unified
    • Laytonville Unified
    • Leggett Valley Unified
    • Manchester Union Elementary
    • Mendocino Unified
    • Point Arena Joint Union High
    • Potter Valley Community Unified
    • Round Valley Unified
    • Ukiah Unified
    • Willits Unified

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