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Seattle's 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Tell us what you think!

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Landslides, Winter Storms, Wind Storms, Power Outages, Volcanic Eruptions these are just the tip of the iceberg for risks we face in our area. The City is responsible for planning for all of our 18 hazards, but cannot do that without your help.

Tell us what hazards concern you the most and how you think we should prioritize our activities to make our buildings and infrastructure safer. We have three ways for you to do this:

  1. Complete a fast and easy online survey:
  2. Email your thoughts to:
  3. Attend a public meeting:
    April 8, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. South
    Seattle, WA 98118

Share your thoughts with us between March 25 - April 23, 2014.

Interpretation and accommodations are available upon advance request to Donna Voss, Project Manager, at (206) 233-5089 or by email at:

Overview of Seattles 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Seattles Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is currently updating the Citys Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), which describes our Citys natural hazard risks, such as earthquakes, storms, volcanic eruptions, and landslides, identifies the people and facilities at risk, and describes ways to prevent and minimize damage to life and property.

The existing plan is being updated as part of the Citys emergency management program and in order to ensure the City remains eligible for federal grant funding. For further information click here.

FEMA Approval Letter for Seattle All Hazards Mitigation Plan (PDF)

Seattle All Hazards Mitigation Plan
This is the 5 year update to this plan, which guides our hazard risk reduction activities. This version of the plan was approved by FEMA on 10/14/2009.

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