2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The update process for the Jefferson County/City of Port Townsend Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is current underway! The Mitigation Plan is an important document that outlines the significant hazards we face on the Olympic Peninsula as well as mitigation strategies and planning actions we can take to reduce harm and vulnerability.
The plan is updated on a five-year cycle. The previous plan, updated in 2016 and renewed in 2017 can be found here: bit.ly/jeffcohazmit.
What's next: we're requesting feedback from the community: what mitigation projects are important to you? What do you want to see done in Jefferson County to reduce risk and potential harm in the face of hazards, both natural and man-made? After creating a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis, which identified a snapshot view of the relative risk of various hazards, we are requesting the general public to submit ideas and suggestion for mitigation projects at the follow link:
The survey will be open until February 14th, and is open to anyone and everyone. You are welcome to submit as many projects as you would like.
Want to see the results of our Hazard Vulnerability Analysis survey? View the presentation at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk_aZTpS3kM
Want to learn more about our hazards and how the HVA is conducted? A presentation from the Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/rpKq0LICYfU
There are additional slide decks available below, including an overview of the overall mitigation planning process, as well as the slide deck from the HVA presentation above.
Finally, do you want to get involved? We need volunteers to conduct research, review and edit, and do outreach to participating agencies. Contact JCDEM@co.jefferson.wa.us if you'd like to help out.