Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) Update Public Comments

August 24, 2020

Public Notice:
Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) Update
Public Comments

Imperial County, five cities within the County, and two Special Districts are in the process of updating the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP). The Plan will assess the likelihood of various natural hazards such as flooding, earthquakes, severe weather, and more, along with man-made hazards  including hazardous materials and terrorism.  We are seeking the participation of people living in the community to help us assess the likelihood of
natural and man-made disasters and to identify measures to minimize the likelihood that these disasters occur and to minimize the impact if and when they do occur. This Plan is part of the ongoing process to evaluate risks that hazards pose to Imperial County and will set the framework for the community to
pursue in order to reduce the risks.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has targeted natural disaster loss reduction as one of its primary goals. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) establishes hazard mitigation planning requirements for local governments. DMA 2000 is intended to make communities across the nation more “disaster resistant” by encouraging pre-disaster planning and mitigation efforts. Each participating jurisdiction in Imperial County will have its own sections within the overall Imperial County Plan. Your comments and ideas are encouraged by reviewing the Plan at the following locations and websites:

City of Calexico
608 Heber Avenue
Calexico, CA 92231

Public input into this process is very important and residents are encouraged to participate, make comments, and ask questions. Without ideas from the public, the plan will not be nearly as effective.  We are counting on a high degree of public participation to help shape this plan. Public input is needed by September 1, 2020.

For more information, you may contact Maricela Robles at (442) 265-6018,