Doña Ana County

All Hazards Mitigation Plan

All Hazards Mitigation Plan

Public Input Invited for Updates to the existing All Hazards Mitigation Plan

The Doña Ana County Flood Commission Office and the Office of Emergency Management have joined forces with Doña 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 planning committee comprised of representatives from Doña 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

Public input on the mitigation planning process is important and residents are encouraged to educate themselves about the existing hazard mitigation plan and offer comments on the update.  If you wish to review and provide comment on the existing plan or respond via a brief electronic questionnaire, please click the link below:

Dona Ana County All Hazard Mitigation Plan - Questionnaire

 

Existing All Hazards Mitigation Plan – (PDF - 26kb)

 

 

For more information, if you would like to request a hard copy of the questionnaire or to review the existing plan at the Flood Commission office, please contact:
Michael Garza – Flood Engineer
Dona Ana County Flood Commission
845 N. Motel Blvd, Room 1-250
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
Email: michaelg@donaanacounty.org   |   Phone: 575-525-5553
 

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, Carl Lukesh, Planner.