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City and County offering survey to determine hazard risks

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 17:23:48-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County and the City of Bakersfield are updating their multi-jurisdiction hazard mitigation plan and they need your help!

The City posted on social media that they are asking the community help point out hazard risks. To do so, community members can go online and take a survey.

The hazard mitigation plan, which includes municipalities and many school districts, water and wastewater districts, and community service districts in the County, provides a formal explanation of prevalent hazards within the county and how hazards may affect communities differently.

The mitigation strategy presented in the plan responds to the known vulnerabilities within each community and provides prescriptions or actions to achieve the greatest reduction of natural hazard risk.

This planning effort could result in saved lives, reduced injuries, reduced property damage, and protection for the environment in the event of a natural hazard within the County.

Those who take the survey will be entered in for a chance to win a $150 voucher towards a hazard mitigation home use item.