Island County Department of Emergency Management is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. Please check back here to review drafts of the document and to learn about upcoming planning meetings, meeting minutes, and agendas.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ISLAND COUNTY DRAFT HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT
In August 2019, a coalition of Island County cities, towns and special purpose districts embarked on a planning process to prepare for impacts of disasters.
Responding to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), the coalition was formed to pool resources and create a uniform hazard mitigation strategy that can be consistently applied to the defined planning area. This planning coalition has now completed that effort. The planning process was led by Island County Emergency Management with support from Bridgeview Consulting, LLC, the technical consultant. The project was funded by a planning grant from FEMA, and took approximately 10 months to complete.
During this process, citizens were asked to contribute by sharing local knowledge of the region's vulnerability to hazards based on past occurrences, as well as identify initiatives which could help reduce the level of impact of those hazards. Public involvement was solicited via a multi-media campaign that included: press releases; public council/board presentations and meetings; web-based information; questionnaires, and safety fairs.
The public is highly encouraged to provide input on the draft plan to Eric Brooks, Director of Island County Emergency Management at the email address listed below. The comment period for review of draft plan will begin June 4, 2020 and end June 22, 2020.
MEETINGS, MINUTES & AGENDAS
The next Hazard Mitigation Plan update is starting soon.
9/14/2019 - Island County Community Preparedness Expo
2015 Hazard Mitigation Documents
Island County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015 Update:
Volume 1: Planning-Area-Wide Elements (3/10/2015)
Volume 2: Planning Partner Annexes (3/10/2015)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Previous Mitigation Plan (2009 - 2012)