Rockwall County and the cities of Fate, Heath, McLendon-Chisholm, Mobile City, Rockwall and Royse City, including Rockwall and Royse City Independent School Districts have partnered together to complete a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Rockwall County. Rockwall County, through FEMA grant funding, was able to retain the services of H2O Partners, Inc. to assist in the development and completion of this plan.
The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.
The Rockwall County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan five year period is approved by FEMA from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2022. By receiving this approval each of the adopting jurisdictions listed retain eligibility for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant (HMA). More information about HMA can be found at this link: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance. The adopting jurisditions of the Rockwall County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan are: City of Fate, City of Heath, City of McLendon-Chisholm, Mobile City, City of Rockwall, Rockwall County, Rockwall ISD, City of Royse City, and Royse City ISD.
Questions and/or comments about the Hazard Mitigation Plan should be addressed to the Rockwall County Emergency Management Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 972-204-7080.