The San Juan County Office of Emergency Management is in the process of updating the county’s Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Mitigation planning helps local leaders better understand the risks from a variety of hazards and develop long-term strategies that will reduce the impacts of future events on people, property and the environment. As a key part of the project, the county is seeking input from residents and businesses.
All are encouraged to provide feedback during the public comment period, which is open through Aug. 7. Feedback may be submitted online at www.SJCounty.net/HMPFeedback.
Once the final plan is adopted, it will be submitted to the state of New Mexico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for approval. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires counties to update their plans every five years to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs.