Mohave County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Review and Update

Published by The Bee News

December 28, 2021

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A planning team comprised of representatives from Mohave County, City of Kingman, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, Colorado City, the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, and the Hualapai Tribe have developed a draft 2022 Mohave County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This is an update of the 2016 Mohave County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which has been available on the Mohave County Risk and Emergency Management website for public review since 2016.

Public input on the current plan is important and very appreciated, and residents are encouraged to review the plan and offer comments.

Click here to review the review the draft 2022 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Mohave County residents can send comments to the Mohave County Risk and Emergency risks Management Department; attention to Jazmyne Tarkowski, TarkoJ@mohave.gov; 928-753-0739.

This planning effort is being conducted in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, which requires all local, county, tribal and state governments to have a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan 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 Mohave 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.

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