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Emergency Management

Director: Douglas J. ten Hoopen

Plans

The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) puts together comprehensive emergency management plans. Here is a list of the plans that are currently available online.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Residents of Skagit County have historically dealt with high water, severe windstorms, harsh winter storms, wildfires, earthquakes, landslides, and even minor volcanic activity.  It is impossible to predict exactly when or to what extent these hazards will occur, however with careful planning and community collaboration it is possible to minimize the losses that can result from these natural phenomena.

What Are The Benefits Of Hazard Mitigation?

  • Demonstrate commitment to improving community health and safety
  • Save lives and property
  • Reduce vulnerability to future hazards
  • Facilitate post-disaster funding
  • Speed recovery

In addition to identifying mitigation strategies and mitigation projects, this plan also establishes a foundation for collaboration among local Indian Tribes, agencies, jurisdictions, and the citizens of Skagit County as a means to meet the requirements of federal assistance programs.

Current Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (50MB)

If you would like information on other emergency management plans, please call our office at 360-416-1850.