Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

Multijurisdictional Plan

This plan is the 2nd edition of the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan for the Thurston Region. It is a multijurisdictional plan that addresses the most destructive natural hazards that threaten Thurston County and its communities.

The primary function of this plan is to explain the risks posed by natural hazards and the actions that can create more disaster resilient communities in Thurston County.

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard Mitigation planning identifies and prioritizes sustained measures that if enacted, will reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects.

The project proposals and measures identified in this plan can reduce personal loss, save lives, and reduce the cost to local, state, and federal governments for responding to and recovering from recurrent or unusual natural hazard events.

Adoption Process

Each participating agency is responsible for presenting their plan to their governing body for review and approval.

The submission of proof of plan adoption by the local agency, in the form of an adopting resolution, is the final step for FEMA to approve each jurisdiction's plan.

5 Year Update Cycle

The plan must be updated every 5 years in order for jurisdictions to maintain eligibility for federal mitigation assistance grant programs. The current plan expires on November 24, 2014. The third edition of this plan is under development and is expected to be completed by November 2015.