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Aug 26

Help the County with Hazard Mitigation

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 5:24 PM by Krislyn Powell

Hazard mitigation planning is the process used 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 and framework for developing feasible and cost-effective mitigation projects. Under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), local and tribal governments are required to develop and maintain a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan as a condition of eligibility for receiving certain non-emergency federal hazard mitigation grants. A multi-jurisdictional planning team comprised of representatives from the county, city, town and tribes within Maricopa County will be meeting regularly to review, revise and update the current hazard mitigation plan. To assist with the planning efforts, residents can participate in a short survey at An updated draft of the plan is expected in February 2021. For additional information, visit