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Mitigation Plan

Know Disaster "Before" it Arrives - Join us Wednesday 9/11/13 or Thursday 9/12/13 for a public meeting on Hazard Mitigation Planning where we will present information from the most recent disaster analysis results for Spokane County. For more information download the press release.

Help make our communities more disaster-resilient!

The Spokane County Multi-Jurisdiction All Hazard Mitigation Plan (Mitigation Plan) provides policy guidance for hazard mitigation for Spokane County. It identifies goals, objectives, actions and initiatives for local government that will reduce injury and damage from natural and man made hazards. The local mitigation plan is the representation of the jurisdiction's commitment to reduce risks from these hazards. The plan serves as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of hazards. It also serves as the basis for the State to provide technical assistance and to prioritize project funding. 

The Mitigation Plan was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 office on May 2, 2007 and meets the requirements of 44 CFR 201.6 published by the Federal Register by FEMA on February 28, 2002. 

The Mitigation Plan was has been adopted by resolution by the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners, the City of Spokane, and the City of Spokane Valley city councils. It will be monitored by the Spokane County Disaster Committee, reviewed annually, and updated every five years. Our goal is to add all cities, towns, and special purpose districts (fire, law enforcement, health, water, etc) throughout Spokane County to the Mitigation Plan. 

Below are links to the Spokane County Multi-Jurisdiction All Hazard Mitigation Plan and supporting documents of the planning process. 

  1. FEMA Approved Spokane County Multi-Jurisdiction All Hazard Mitigation Plan 
  2. FEMA Approval Letter 
  3. Jurisdictional Adoptions 
  4. FEMA Checklist 
  5. Description of Types of Hazards 
  6. Comment Sheet - "We welcome your comments here" 

Contacts

Gerry Bozarth
Disaster Mitigation and Recovery 
(509) 477-7613
gbozarth@spokanecounty.org

Bev O'Dea
Tetra Tech Consultant
(253) 301-1330