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Dow Constantine

See how King County assessess risk for 10 natural hazards


The public is invited to review and comment on King County's plan to mitigate the risk associated with 10 known natural hazards that occur in the region.


To prevent loss of life and protect property during the 10 known natural hazards in the region -- avalanches, dam failures, earthquakes, floods, landslides, severe weather, winter storms, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and fires -- King County updates its Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years. The public is invited to review and comment on the latest proposed update to the plan, which includes proposed strategies to minimize the risks associated with natural hazards.

King County Office of Emergency Management worked with 54 regional planning partners -- including cities, school districts, hospitals, fire districts, and others -- to propose updates to the plan, which is available online at:

The public comment period begins today and ends at 5 p.m. on July 11. Residents can submit comments via email at, or by attending one of the following public meetings:

 Date Time Location
 Monday, July 7 6 p.m. Snoqualmie Planning Commission
Snoqualmie City Hall
SE River St.
 Wednesday, July 9  7 p.m. RHMP Special Meeting
Issaquah City Hall, Eagle Room
130 E. Sunset Way
 Thursday, July 10 7 p.m. Shoreline Planning Commission
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave. N.

Once the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency accepts the County's Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan later this year, it will serve as a coordinating document for efforts to reduce risk among the 54 planning partners for the next five years. 

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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