Office of the Flood Commission
Public Input Invited for the Final Draft All Hazards Mitigation Plan
The Doņa Ana County Flood Commission Office and the Office of Emergency Management have joined forces with Doņa Ana County, City of Las Cruces, Village of Hatch, Town of Mesilla, City of Sunland Park, Elephant Butte Irrigation District, New Mexico State University, and City of Anthony, New Mexico to review and update the All Hazards Mitigation Plan. The goal of the mitigation planning effort is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from all hazard events. Mitigation is not how we respond to emergencies like floods and wildfires, but rather how we as a community 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 development of this mitigation plan will also ensure continued eligibility for non-emergency, federal hazard mitigation grants.
The multi-jurisdictional steering committee comprised of representatives from Doņa Ana County, the Cities of Anthony, Las Cruces, and Sunland Park, the Town of Mesilla, the Village of Hatch, the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and New Mexico State University, met regularly to review, revise and update the current All-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The steering committee met regularly to review, revise, and/or update the following plan elements:
- Natural hazards that may impact or have impacted the community
- Profiles of the most relevant hazards
- Vulnerability assessment to the identified hazards
- Goals and objectives for hazard risk reduction/elimination
- Mitigation actions/projects to achieve the stated goals and objectives
- Plan maintenance strategy for the next 5-year cycle
If you wish to view and provide comments and feedback on the FINAL DRAFT Mitigation Plan, please visit http://donaanacounty.org/flood/mitigation/ or contact your communitys representative as listed below:
Edward F. Martella, PE
Orlando V. Fierro, CFM, Planner-In-Charge,
Doņa Ana County Flood Commission Office,
845 N. Motel Blvd, Room 1-250
Las Cruces, New Mexico
- Final Draft All Hazards Mitigation Plan (PDF - 28,911kb)
Our All Hazards Mitigation Plan is in the process of being revised. FEMA regulations require that Local Mitigation Plans be updated and resubmitted for approval every five (5) years. If you would like more information, please contact our Community Rating System Coordinator, Orlando V. Fierro, CFM.