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Maricopa County and the 25 incorporated city and towns and 2 tribes located within the county have joined forces to review and update the existing 2015 Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The goal of mitigation planning 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 prevent the impact of such things in the first place.
The mitigation planning process involves 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 continued eligibility for both emergency and non-emergency, federal and state hazard mitigation grants.
The multi-jurisdictional planning team has prepared a draft of the 2021 Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. A digital copy of the draft plan can be obtained by visiting the Maricopa County website at https://www.maricopa.gov/1760/Hazard-Mitigation. Interested community members can also contact the persons below with any questions you may have.
Mike Winters- Battalion ChiefTown of Fountain Hills Fire Department - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 480-816-5114
Rudy Perez - Senior PlannerMaricopa County Department of Emergency Management - Email: Rudy.Perez@Maricopa.gov | Phone: 602-273-1411