Disaster planning workshop offered

Humboldt County residents are invited to attend one of two public workshops about county's natural hazards.

Each workshop will include a presentation on the results of a study examining Humboldt County's vulnerability to natural hazards, according to a county press release.

Study results will assist local governments in planning mitigation projects to help reduce the impact of hazards and recovery times.

Fortuna's workshop will run 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the River Lodge at 1800 Riverwalk Drive. A one-hour presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by an open house session. Information about what you can do to prepare your home and family before disaster strikes will be made available. Representatives from Red Cross, Local Fire Protection agencies, the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group, the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Adaptation Working Group, the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council, the National Weather Service, and others will be available to answer questions, according to the release.

The public's assistance is also requested with a short, anonymous online survey to help identify and plan for future natural disasters at surveymonkey.com/s/HumboldtCohazmit.

For more information, contact Cybelle Immitt of the Humboldt County Public Works, Natural Resources Planning Division at 268-3736, or send an email to hazardplan@co.humboldt.ca.us, or visit co.humboldt.ca.us/natural-resources.