KINMGAN – The public can comment on a draft of the 2022 County of Mohave Multi-Jurisdictional Risk Mitigation Plan.
Mohave County wrote in a press release that the project was developed by a planning team made up of representatives from County, City of Kingman, Towns of Bullhead and Lake Havasu, City of Colorado, the Indian tribe of Fort Mojave and the Hualapai tribe. It updates the 2016 plan.
âMitigation is not a response to emergencies like floods and wildfires, but rather a jurisdiction’s strategy to prevent or significantly reduce the impact of these hazards before they occur,â the county wrote. âThe mitigation planning process involves identifying and profiling the natural hazards most likely to occur in a community; assess the vulnerability of essential community facilities and structures, as well as the population, to these risks; and establish goals, actions and projects that mitigate the associated risks.
The project complies with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, which requires all local, county, tribal, and state governments to have a FEMA-approved risk mitigation plan in order to be eligible for federal funds. disaster mitigation.
âThe plan focuses on the region’s most threatening hazards and provides a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk of these hazards to people and property in Mohave County,â the county continued.
To view the draft 2022 plan, go to https://bit.ly/3yvZVdt. Comments can be sent to the Mohave County Risk and Emergency Management Department; attention Jazmyne Tarkowski, [email protected] or 928-753-0739.