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over 100 degrees and very dry heat. These conditions make brush extremely dry and susceptible to catch fire like kindle does. One of the other concerning natural hazards would be one of the most predominant hazards throughout California, earthquakes. Hesperia lies in an area in which it is surrounded by various faults such as the Garlock Fault and the San Andreas Fault. These are just to name a few from the 8 total faults that are within range of Hesperia. Earthquakes can occur at any moment without a single warning. Due to these hazards that Hesperia is susceptible to, the stakeholders involved need to be picked out to be able to receive the resources that the city of Hesperia may need. The stakeholders that should be involved in the mitigation planning process are FEMA, Emergency services (Police, EMS, Firefighters), Utilities, Non-profit agencies (Red Cross), community members as well as public and private businesses ("Hesperia, CA, 2018") The Planning Process The city of Hesperia already has a plan set in place but has not been updated in nearly a full decade. The goals set are to minimize injury, death, and economic and social interruptions that may be caused by direct and indirect earthquake shaking. The next goal would the same but in reference to the hazard of flooding. The third goal would be the same as the other two goals but in reference to fires. Lastly, to reduce the possibility of hazardous material contamination of the city. These goals are drafted with detail as to how these goals are to be achieved and who will be involved. There are multiple agencies that would be involved in the process but not limited to the aid of San Bernardino County, National Weather Service, local consultants, utility companies,
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and non-profit agencies, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Transportation, California Emergency Management, US Army Corps of Engineers, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Hesperia Unified School District and Parks and Recreation District, and local and private business sectors( ("Hazard Mitigation Plan City of Hesperia, CA", 2010). In addition to all of these stakeholders, there was an addition in which the San Bernardino County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services hired ICF International to help support the
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