2021 Maricopa County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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 in Review

The multi-jurisdictional planning team is currently reviewing a 2021 Draft Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. When it is finalized, it will be posted here.

For more information, contact:

Tracy Montgomery, CEM
Emergency Manager, City of Surprise


Rudy Perez, Emergency Services Planner
Maricopa County Emergency Management