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Clark County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan ready for Public Comment

For the past year CRESA has been working with 17 local agencies and jurisdictions to update our 2017 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. 

These plans are usually updated annually as needed with a full review every five years.  Due to COVID-19, this cycle was extended for 1 year.

Now it’s your opportunity to share your thoughts on the plan. Please visit:, or click the links below to read the updated plans and let us know what you think by sending your comments to

2022/2023 Draft Clark County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan:
Volume 1 Planning Area-Wide Elements

Volume 2 Planning Partner Annexes

Volume 1 – Planning Area-Wide Elements

Learn more about hazard mitigation.

Planning Partners

  • Clark County
  • City of Battle Ground
  • City of Camas
  • City of La Center
  • City of Ridgefield
  • City of Vancouver
  • City of Washougal
  • Town of Yacolt
  • Vancouver School DistrictClark Public Utilities
  • Port of Vancouver
  • C-TRAN
  • Clark Regional Wastewater District
  • Battle Ground Public Schools
  • Evergreen Public Schools
  • Ridgefield School District
  • Clark County Fire District 3

Planning Proces

When it’s complete, a hazard mitigation plan should reflect a community consensus on how we will work together over several years to reduce our risks from natural disasters.   Here are the key steps in the planning process that ensure that we achieve consensus, involve stakeholders, and meet planning requirements:

1. Organize stakeholders – Identify the best representatives from local government, non-profits,  private sector, the public, and other stakeholders.

2. Involve the public – Provide multiple pathways for the public to get involved including messaging CRESA directly, through planning partners or via social media

3. Assess risks – Develop a hazard profile for the hazards of concern such as floods, earthquakes, and storms. Where do they occur? How often?  Identify resources and people at risk.

4. Develop mitigation goals, objectives, and actions – Determine how we will reduce the risks that were identified in the risk assessment.

5. Assemble the plan and get approvals – The plan must be approved by the Washington State Emergency Management Division and FEMA and then be adopted by local jurisdictions.

6. Implement the plan and monitor progress – Put the plan into action.

For more information contact:

Scott Johnson

Emergency Management Division Manager

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency

(360) 992-6286 

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