The City of Phoenix has joined forces with Maricopa County and other
jurisdictions around the Valley to review and update the existing multi-hazard
mitigation plans and consolidate them into one multi-jurisdictional,
multi-hazard mitigation plan. A final
draft of the 2015 Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
(PLAN) is now available for review and comment.
The goal of this mitigation planning effort is to reduce or
eliminate long-term risk to life and property from natural hazard events. Mitigation is not how we respond to
emergencies like floods and wildfires, but rather how we as a community might
lessen or even prevent the impact of such things in the first place.
The mitigation planning process involved identifying and
profiling the natural hazards most likely to occur in a community, assessing
the vulnerability to these hazards, and establishing goals, actions, and
projects that mitigate the associated risks.
The update of this mitigation PLAN will also ensure the community’s
continued eligibility for non-emergency, federal hazard mitigation grants.
Residents are highly encouraged to review the updated PLAN
and offer comments. For more
information, please visit the multi-jurisdictional planning website, or use the contact information below.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Contacts
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management