2021 Maricopa County Hazard Mitigation Plan

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.

The multi-jurisdictional planning team has adopted the 2021 Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan.

FEMA's approval of the Plan is for a period of 5 years. Check back for future public comment opportunities.

For more information, contact:

Kimberly Campbell
Emergency Manager, City of Surprise


Rudy Perez, Emergency Services Planner
Maricopa County Emergency Management