Emergency Management


SKAGIT COUNTY
NATURAL HAZARDS MITIGATION PLAN



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COVER

PRECEDING DOCUMENTS

Special Thanks & Acknowledgements
Point of Contact
Record of Changes
List of Plan Recipients
Promulgation
How To Use This Plan
Table of Contents (This page)

SECTION I: THE PLANNING PROCESS (Title Page)

Introduction
Plan Methodology
Plan Development Process
Plan Adoption
Plan Maintenance

SECTION II: MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD IDENTIFICATION (Title Page)

Multi-Jurisdictional Community Profile

Maps:
MJ - 1 (Skagit County Map)
MJ - 2 (Skagit County Drainage Basins Map)
MJ - 3 (Skagit County Average Precipitation Map)
MJ - 4 (Skagit County Population Density by Census Block (2000) Map)
MJ - 5 (Skagit County Projected Population Growth 2000-2025 Map)

Avalanche
Drought
Earthquake
Fire

Maps:
FIRE - 1 (Skagit County Fire Districts)
FIRE - 2 (Skagit County Fire Districts and Industrial Forest Lands
FIRE - 3 (Skagit County Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Risk Assessment Compartments based on NFPA299 Risk Assessment)
FIRE - 4 (Skagit County Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Risk Assessment based on NFPA299 Risk Assessment)
FIRE - 5 (Skagit County Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Risk Assessment based on NFPA299 Risk Assessment and Fire Causes)
FIRE - 6 (Skagit County Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Risk Assessment based on NFPA299 Risk Assessment Total Acres Burned by Wildfire)

Flood

Maps:
FL - 1 (FEMA FIRM for Skagit County)
FL - 2 (Skagit County FEMA Insured Parcels)
FL - 3 (Washington State NFIP Repetitive Loss Project Skagit County)
FL - 4 (Skagit County Land Use Designations and FEMA 100-year Floodplain)
FL - 5 (Skagit County Dike Districts by Assessor Tax Role)
FL - 6 (Skagit County Flood Fight Sectors)

Land Movement

Maps:
LM - 1 (Skagit County Slope Stability (Area of WADNR Soil Survey))
LM - 2 (Skagit County Alluvial Fans)

Severe Storms
Tsunami/Seiche
Volcanic Event


SECTION III: MULTI-JURISDICTION/MULTI-HAZARD MITIGATION (Title Page)

Multi-Jurisdiction/Multi-Hazard Mitigation Goals and Action Items
Stakeholder/Citizen Suggested Mitigation Strategies and Projects


SECTION IV: JURISDICTION-SPECIFIC INFORMATION;
HAZARD VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND PROPOSED MITIGATION STRATEGIES
(Title Page)

Natural Hazard Rating Process
Natural Hazard Rating By Jurisdiction

City of Anacortes

Jurisdiction-Specific Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Strategies
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Use and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
Estimated Population at Risk by Hazard
Estimated Value of Structures at Risk by Hazard
Disaster Events
Codes and Comprehensive Plans
List of Information for Hazard Mitigation Plan
Prioritization of Action Items
Mitigation Strategies
Action Plan for Natural Hazard Reduction
Maps:
ANA - 1 (Anacortes Neighborhoods Map)
ANA - 2 (Anacortes Tsunami Map)

City of Burlington

Jurisdiction-Specific Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Strategies Overview
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
All Critical Facilities Identified
City of Burlington 2003 Floodplain Management & Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Town of Concrete

Jurisdiction-Specific Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Strategies Overview
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
Estimated Population at Risk by Hazard
Estimated Value of Structures at Risk by Hazard
All Critical Facilities Identified:

Town of Concrete Water System
Town of Concrete Fire Department
Town of Concrete Sewer Plant

Completed/Current Mitigation Measures
Proposed Mitigation Measures
Maps:
CONC - 1 (Concrete Neighborhoods Map)
CONC - 2 (Concrete Volcanic Activity Map)
CONC - 3 (Concrete 100-year Floodplain Map)

Town of Hamilton

Jurisdiction-Specific Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Strategies Overview
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
Estimated Population at Risk by Hazard
Estimated Value of Structures at Risk by Hazard
Critical Facilities Identified
Mitigation-Related Policy Statement and Citations
Action Plan for Hazard Reduction
Maps:
HAM - 1 (Hamilton Neighborhoods Map)
HAM - 2 (Hamilton 100-year Floodplain Map)

Town of La Conner

Jurisdiction-Specific Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Strategies Overview
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
Estimated Population at Risk by Hazard
Estimated Value of Structures at Risk by Hazard
Critical Facilities Identified
Mitigation-Related Policy Statements and Citations
Action Plan for Hazard Reduction
Maps:
LACON - 1 (La Conner Neighborhoods Map)
LACON - 2 (La Conner 100-year Floodplain Map)
LACON - 3 (La Conner Tsunami Map)


Town of Lyman

Jurisdiction-Specific Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Strategies Overview
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
Estimated Population at Risk by Hazard
Estimated Value of Structures at Risk by Hazard
Critical Facilities Identified
Mitigation-Related Policy Statements and Citations
Action Plan for Hazard Reduction
Maps:
LYM - 1 (Lyman Neighborhoods Map)
LYM - 2 (Lyman 100-year Floodplain Map)

City of Mount Vernon

Introduction
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
Estimated Population at Risk by Hazard
Estimated Value of Structures at Risk by Hazard
Mitigation Related Code
Mitigation Strategies
Maps:
MV - 1 (Mount Vernon Neighborhoods Map)
MV - 2 (Mount Vernon 100-year Floodplain Map)

City of Sedro-Woolley

Introduction
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
Estimated Population at Risk by Hazard
Estimated Value of Structures at Risk by Hazard
Critical Facilities Identified
Mitigation Related Code & Potential Mitigation Projects
Mitigation Strategies and Projects
Maps:
SW - 1 (Sedro-Woolley Neighborhoods Map)
SW - 2 (Sedro-Woolley 100-year Floodplain Map)

Unincorporated Skagit County

Jurisdiction-Specific Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation Strategies Overview
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Estimated Population at Risk by Hazard
Estimated Value of Structures at Risk by Hazard
Natural Hazard Events
Mitigation Related Codes and Plans
Fire Mitigation Related Policy Statements and Citations
Current CRS Mitigation Activities
Skagit County Government Suggested Mitigation Strategies and Projects
Maps:
SC - 1 (Skagit County Hazard Mitigation Neighborhoods Map)

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Jurisdictional Specific Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Initiatives
Jurisdiction Summary
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characterization
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Basic Demographic Information
All Critical Facilities Identified
Maps:
Figure 1: Swinomish Tribal Community Neighborhood Map
Figure 2: Swinomish Tribal Community Critical Facilities Map
Figure 3: Swinomish Tribal Community Interim Zoning Map
Figure 4: Swinomish Tribal Community Aerial View
Figure 5: Swinomish Tribal Community Topography, Roads, and Buildings

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe

Introduction and Explanation
Helmick Reservation Profile
Skagit Valley Casino and Resort Profile
Current Land Uses and Potential for New Development
Future Land Uses and General Development Trends
Comparison of Jurisdictional Relative Risk
Neighborhood Types and Structure Characteristics
Basic Demographic Information
Hazard Events
Critical Facilities Letter of Explanation
Hazard Mitigation Action Plan
Map:
Helmick Reservation**

Special Purpose Districts

Dike Districts

Dike District #1
Dike District #3
Dike District #4
Dike/Drainage District #5
Dike District #9
Dike District #12 Mitigation Plan
Dike District #12 Profile
Dike District #17
Dike District #19
Dike District #20
Dike District #22
Dike District #25

Drainage Districts

Drainage District #14
Drainage District #15
Drainage District #16
Drainage District #17
Drainage District #18
Drainage District #19
Drainage District #21
Drainage District #22
Drainage District #25

Fire Districts

Fire District #2
Fire District #5
Fire District #8
Fire District #11
Fire District #13
Fire District #16
Fire District #17

Hospital Districts

Hospital District #1 (Skagit Valley Hospital)
Hospital District #304 (United General Hospital)
Hospital District #2 (DBA Island Hospital)

Housing Authority

Housing Authority of Skagit County

Library Districts

La Conner Regional Library District

Port Districts

Port of Anacortes
Port of Skagit County

School Districts

Anacortes School District
Burlington-Edison School District
La Conner School District
Mount Vernon School District
Sedro-Woolley School District

Utilities

Public Utility District #1
Sewer District #1

SECTION V: APPENDICES (Title Page)

Appendix A Washington State Department of Natural Resources Northwest Region R.A.M.S. Assessment
Appendix B Public Notification*
Appendix C Mailing List*

Appendix D Federal Mitigation Funding Sources
Appendix E Listing of Reference Documents
Appendix F Adoption Resolutions*

*Appendix B, C and F are not available online. For copies of these Appendices, please contact the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management at (360) 416-1850
** Helmick Reservation Area Map is in hard copy form only and available for viewing at the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management at (360) 416-1850