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City of Benson Begins Work on Hazard Mitigation Plan

A planning team comprised of representatives from the City of Benson, Arizona Department of Emergency Management and other Cochise County communities and organizationswill be meeting regularly to participate in a hazard mitigation planning process. The team will develop a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Cochise County, according to The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K).


The DMA2K requires all local, county, tribal and state governments to have a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible for federal hazard mitigation funds. The plan will focus on the area’s most threatening hazards to citizens and property and will provide a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk from those hazards


The planning team anticipates having a plan draft in late 2011, at which time the public will be provided the opportunity to review the plan and comment.


For more information regarding the hazard mitigation planning process/plan, please contact Keith Spangler, City of Benson Fire Chief, 375 E. 7th Street, Benson, (520)586-9832,



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