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. 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 2022 Rockwall County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan five year period is being revised. More information about HMA can be found at this link: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance. The committee has been working to revise the Mitigation Action Plans from 2022 and submit to TDEM and FEMA. RCOEM will have public meetings in January and February of 2024 so that the public can make any comments prior to submission to TDEM and FEMA. The draft plan will be posted in the Rockwall County Library and this website for the public to view. in mid-January 2024.
Questions and/or comments about the Hazard Mitigation Plan should be addressed to the Rockwall County Emergency Management Coordinator by email at email@example.com or by phone at 972-204-7080.