Local Hazards

There are a few hazards Island County residents may face while living here. Our county is set on multiple fault lines meaning an earthquake can occur at any time. An earthquake can lead to a risk for a tsunami. Our most common hazards are high wind, winter storms, and heat waves. These happen annually and we can prepare for them ahead of time. As an island community we need to prepare for these hazards ahead of time. Help may take awhile to arrive. You can learn more about each hazard by clicking on the tabs above or on the left side.

Where Are My Hazards?

Where Are My Hazards is a web mapping application that allows you to search for an address and see the locations of hazards nearby. These hazards include Tsunami Inundation Zones, Flood Zones, Landslide Hazard Areas and other hazards that are addressed in the upcoming Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. 

How to Use: Click the link below to be taken to the Where Are My Hazards application. The box on the right allows you to select the hazard you want to see. Select the eye icon next to each hazard to view or hide the data. The box on the left is the legend. In the image below, you can see that Earthquake Hazards - Soil is being viewed. The legend shows what each color means. You can also click on the map for more information on that zone.

Thumbnail of the Where are my hazards application

Types of Local Hazards