See how King County assesses risk for 10 natural hazards

Friday, June 27, 2014

May 2014 King County Sheriff's Office
This mud slide is about 250 feet across

To prevent loss of life and protect property during 10 known natural hazards in the region, King County updates its Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years.

And what are those ten hazards? Here's the list:
  1. avalanches
  2. dam failures
  3. earthquakes
  4. floods
  5. landslides
  6. severe weather
  7. winter storms
  8. tsunamis
  9. volcanic eruptions
  10. fires
King County Emergency Management worked with 54 regional planning partners -- including cities, school districts, hospitals, fire districts, and others -- to propose updates to the plan.

The public is invited to review and comment on the latest proposed update to the plan, which includes strategies to minimize the risks associated with natural hazards. King County will host three public meetings and made the proposed update available online.

One of those public meetings will be held in Shoreline:

Thursday, July 10 at 7:00pm 
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133

The other meetings are in Snoqualmie and Issaquah.

The comment period ends July 11, 2014. Comments may be submitted at the meeting or submitted via email.

Full documents and a Frequently Asked Questions article are online at the King County webpage.


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