Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Click Here for the Current Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The city has a plan to respond to any disaster -- from preparation through recovery -- as do Indian Wells country clubs.

If a major earthquake or other event causes damage to roads and communications infrastructure, city and Red Cross officials estimate families should be prepared to take care of themselves for the first 72 hours. By that time, it is anticipated that communications will be restored and emergency response can begin in earnest. Learn more about the city's Emergency Operations Center.

It is extremely important for residents to have family emergency plans. The most critical items to have on hand are a disaster kit, three to five days of food and water readily available (for you and your pets!), and a supply of all necessary medications. Moreover, plan in advance where you will be staying if you leave your home or the valley. Making those decisions ahead of time ensures that you will have a well thought out emergency plan that will improve your comfort and safety.

The City of Indian Wells is conducting a 5-year update to our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to help reduce or remove long-term risk and protect people and property from the effects of events like earthquake, fire, flood, terrorism, etc.  Under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), State, Local and Tribal governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan to be eligible for certain federal disaster assistance.

Hazard Mitigation

Hazard mitigation planning is the process governments use to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property in future hazard events.  The process results in a mitigation plan that offers a strategy for breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.  The planning process and the resultant plan bring together a framework for developing feasible and cost-effective mitigation projects.

Opportunities for Input

In addition to the community hazard survey which was conducted May 15, 2017 through May 31, 2017 you may provide input to the Local Hazard Mitigation Planning team via the email below.  

A draft of the LHMP will be available for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders.

For more information on the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and how you can provide input, contact Eric W. Cadden at 760-346-2489 or ecadden@indinawells.com

Click Here for the Current Local Hazard Mitigation Plan


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