AMAFCA has been working on updating the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Hazard Mitigation Plan, which describes hazards that could threaten the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County area such as floods, wildfires, or severe weather; analyzes their potential impacts; and identifies ways to reduce impacts through long-term, sustainable mitigation projects.

This updated plan improves upon the 2015 plan and identifies new opportunities and strategies to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resiliency and sustainability in our communities. Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, and the Village of Tijeras are participating in this planning project to reduce losses from future disasters, in cooperation with Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA), the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), and the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA).

The updated plan is available for download and comment through this virtual engagement space: https://virtual.woodplc.com/VirtualSpace/191844 through March 21, 2021. Please help us improve this plan by providing your feedback and input on this important plan update.

Jurisdictions must update their hazard mitigation plans and re-submit them for FEMA approval every five years in order to be eligible for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects.