Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Review and Update
A planning team comprised of representatives from Pinal County, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Kearny, Mammoth, Maricopa, Superior and other stakeholders is reviewing and updating the existing 2010 Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Final Draft of the updated 2016 Plan is available now for review and comment. Click here for the 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan - Draft.
Public input on the current Plan is important and residents are encouraged to review the PLAN and offer comments. Pinal County residents can send comments to Charles Kmet, Pinal County Emergency Manager at (520) 866-6415 or Charles.Kmet@pinalcountyaz.gov.
This planning effort is being conducted in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K), which requires all local, county, tribal and state governments to have a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible for federal disaster mitigation funds. The Plan focuses on the area’s most threatening hazards and provides a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk from those hazards to the people and property of Pinal County.
Mitigation is not a response to emergencies like floods and wildfires, but rather is a jurisdiction’s strategy for preventing or significantly reducing the impact of such hazards prior to their occurrence. The mitigation planning process involves identifying and profiling the natural hazards most likely to occur in a community, assessing the vulnerability of critical community facilities and structures, as well as population, to these hazards, and establishing goals, actions, and projects that mitigate the associated risks.