Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan for LFP now available for review and comment

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The draft Lake Forest Park Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for review and comment by the community.

A partnership of local governments and regional stakeholders in King County is working together to update the King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The purpose of this plan is to help local governments reduce the exposure of residents to risks from natural hazards, such as earthquakes and floods. This plan was first created in 2004 and was updated in 2009. The Federal law provides that these plans be updated every five years.

A Hazard Mitigation Plan is prepared by local governments in response to the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390). These plans allow access to federal funding afforded under the Robert T. Stafford Act. These plans meet statutory requirements that include:

  • Organizing resources
  • Assessing risk
  • Engaging the public
  • Identifying goals and objectives
  • Identifying actions
  • Developing plan maintenance and implementation strategies

The community provided feedback in November of last year, which was incorporated into the plan.

The draft plan will be posted on the City’s website for four weeks until February 20, 2015. Comments on the draft plan should directed to Chief Steve Sutton, Lake Forest Park Police Department.


Tom Jamieson January 23, 2015 at 8:22 AM  

You have provided a very clear explanation of the Hazard Mitigation Plan. It is a pity, not all governments are able or willing to do so. Thank you, LFP. You raise the bar.

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