2020 Maricopa County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Public Comment Invited

The City of Surprise joined forces with Maricopa County and other jurisdictions around the Valley to review, update, and adopt the Maricopa County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan reduces the potential loss from natural hazards and is a living document that requires adjustments to maintain its relevance and remain a useful tool and resource.

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 incidents before they occur.

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 and actions that mitigate the associated risks. Maintaining a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan will also ensure the community’s continued eligibility for non-emergency, federal hazard mitigation grants.

Public Comment Invited

The multi-jurisdictional planning team has prepared a draft of the 2021 Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. View the digital copy of the draft plan here: 2021 Draft Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan.

To access the comment form, head to the multi-jurisdictional planning website at: maricopa.gov/1760/Hazard-Mitigation.

Comments will be accepted until April 30, 2021.

For more information, contact:

Tracy Montgomery, CEM
Emergency Manager, City of Surprise
623-222-1019
tracy.montgomery@surpriseaz.gov

or

Rudy Perez, Emergency Services Planner
Maricopa County Emergency Management
602-273-1411
rudy.perez@maricopa.gov