EMD's slogan - RivCo Ready - embodies the purpose and result of mitigation, which is a more resilient community. Mitigation involves actions to protect life and property by reducing the impacts or consequences of disasters.
The time for mitigation is now, before the next disaster. Riverside County is prone to many hazards that can happen at any time. If you want to read about the specific hazards identified in your community and mitigation projects, read the Riverside County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Riverside County public safety and response agencies regularly analyze risks in the community, prioritize projects to reduce risks, and in some cases insure against those risks. As such, we invest in long-term community well-being, however, it is imperative that all local agencies and community members also take steps towards mitigation.
Flooding is the most commonly occurring disaster in Riverside County. The National Flood Insurance Program is federally backed flood insurance that decreases the risk and effects of flooding on private and public buildings. For more information, visit the NFIP website.