County staff have proposed updates to the countywide Emergency Operations Plan, which covers how the county should respond to various potential public safety threats.

Among the threats identified in the plan: plane crashes, rioting, disease outbreaks, earthquakes, floods, power outages, oil spills, terrorist attacks, tsunamis and wildfires.

(Click here to read the new proposed plan.)

The updated plan is up for approval at Tuesday’s meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m.

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