DEM can provide information about hazards that might impact Island County. The likely hazards are analyzed in the Island County Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Assessment or HIVA.
There are many things that people, families, and businesses can do to prepare themselves for the impact of a natural or man-made disaster or emergency. Many aspects of preparedness are common to all hazards. These and other preparedness measures are explained in the following pages. More hazard specific pages will be added as time permits. Many good preparation tips are listed on the web sites listed on the links page.