Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Town of Gilbert has joined forces with Maricopa County and other jurisdictions within the Valley to review and update the existing Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This 5 year update was officially adopted by Town of Council on October 15, 2015.
The goal of this mitigation plan is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from natural hazard events. 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 things in the first place.
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, actions, and projects that mitigate the associated risks. The update of this mitigation plan will also ensure the community’s continued eligibility for non-emergency, federal hazard mitigation grants.
To view the plan go to https://www.maricopa.gov/documentcenter/view/5118
Sheri Gibbons CEM
Emergency Management Coordinator
Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department
Andrew Brady, Emergency Services Planner
Maricopa County Emergency Management
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