The City of Washougal is working with a regional partnership to update the Hazard Mitigation Plan. A hazard mitigation plan is the foundation of a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. To learn more about the project and how it affects you, become involved in the planning process, or find out about upcoming events, visit the project website.
The term hazard mitigation refers to actions that reduce or eliminate long-term risks caused by hazards such as earthquakes, floods, storms, and wildfires. Counties, towns, and cities need to have a hazard mitigation plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to be eligible for certain types of grant funding.