Dona Ana County All-Hazards Mitigation Plan
The Elephant Butte Irrigation District participated in the collaboration with the Doña Ana County Flood Commission Office and the Office of Emergency Management along with Doña Ana County, City of Las Cruces, Village of Hatch, Town of Mesilla, City of Sunland Park, 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 involved 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
The FEMA approved document is available for your review here.