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Posted on: July 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Share Your Thoughts: Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The City of Issaquah is partnering with King County to update the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (RHMP), which covers nearly 60 planning partners. The RHMP addresses each hazard, describing actions, responsibilities, and related timelines. The King County RHMP is comprehensive, covering many cities, towns, and special districts - including Issaquah. The City develops its own risk-reduction strategies, which are then incorporated into the RHMP.

The update reassesses the City’s risks and vulnerabilities to natural hazards and develops strategies to reduce risk to those hazards. Hazard mitigation strategies are a set of coordinated actions that address a hazard or vulnerability. 

Examples of strategies include raising homes in the flood plain, home earthquake retrofits, earthquake hardening of public utilities and training and awareness programs such as CERT and Map Your Neighborhood.

The City of Issaquah faces numerous hazards including: earthquakes, winter storms, volcanoes, landslides, wildfires and floods.

We would like your thoughts!

Please take a couple of minutes to share your ideas on how Issaquah should address the hazards listed above. Feedback is being accepted through August 7. 

If you have a concern, or preferred project or program you think we should pursue to reduce the communities hazard risk, please let us know!

You may also drop by and see us at the Issaquah Citizen Corps booth during the Issaquah Farmers Market on August 3rd.


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