Plans are developed through the use of focus groups of stakeholders and emergency responders. These plans establish a framework for our community response.
Hazard Impact & Vulnerability Analysis
Clark County, Washington, is a beautiful and scenic community in the Pacific Northwest. But like most of the Pacific Northwest it is also subject to an array of natural and human-created hazards including:
- Windstorm and Tornado
- Severe Winter Weather
- Chemical Emergency
- Transportation Accidents
- Dam Failure
Although some disasters, like earthquakes or volcanic eruption, may not occur very often, their impact can be devastating, and the effects may last for decades. Others, such as tornadoes, occur so infrequently that some residents aren’t even aware of the risk.
Clark County residents are familiar with certain disaster scenarios, however, because they play out nearly every year. Flooding and windstorms are an all-too-frequent occurrence, happening nearly annually somewhere within the county.
Out of all the potential natural disasters in the world, the county is only immune to two: Located on the west coast, hurricanes do not impact this community. The county is also too far inland to experience any effects from a tsunami, or tidal wave, that might occur at the coast.
Actively monitor hazards in Clark County:
Clark Regional Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
The Emergency Operations Plan for Clark County, its Seven Cities, and Partnering Agencies was prepared by CRESA in 2013. The plan describes how Clark County, its cities, and its partnering agencies will prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against emergencies.
Animal Care Emergency Plan
Clark County is home to a large number of pets, services animals, wildlife, and livestock. This plan emphasizes the organization of search, rescue, evacuation, shelter, and care. Animal care includes care and feeding of animals in a shelter environment and care and feeding of stranded animals.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture and the Washington
State Department of Fish and Wildlife are the lead agencies for responding to animal health events, including disease outbreaks.
Primary and supporting agencies will conduct planning, preparedness, response, and recovery in accordance with the standards of the National Incident Management System.
The purpose of this plan is to organize a coordinated multi-agency effort to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency affecting the health and safety of animals in Clark County, Washington.