The mission of the County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is to protect the health, safety, property, environment and the economy of the communities within La Paz County and to increase resilience by partnering to identify and reduce our future vulnerability to natural hazards through cost-effective and sustainable efforts.
DMA2K requires all local, county, tribal and state governments to have a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible for certain federal disaster mitigation funds. This 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 La Paz County.
We are currently conducting Risk Assessments, once the assessments are completed the Office of Emergency Management will hold a public outreach session to allow the public an opportunity to review information, provide comments, and provide input.
We are seeking help and input from La Paz County residents during the local planning process. Your input will help us to identify potential hazards and prioritize projects as we prepare for upcoming projects.Residents should continue to view the County’s website for updates and more information on this effort. Residents will have another opportunity to review and comment on the final plan prior to its submission to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.