Okanogan County Emergency Management hosting virtual meetings July 30, community involvement requested

Risks to the county regarding various hazards to be discussed
EDITORS NOTE: The July 23 meeting that was to discuss Okanogan County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was cancelled do to problems with their web based meeting platform. It has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 30 - two meetings will be held, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. They will provide a link for that meeting closer to the meeting time.
OKANOGAN - Okanogan County Emergency Management is hosting a virtual meeting that will discuss Okanogan County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update.  


These meetings will take place Thursday, July 308 at 7 p.m.  


The meeting will be accessible to the public through an online virtual meeting link.


Topics discussed at the meetings will include the hazard mitigation process, risks to the county regarding various hazards, and information about how the public can provide input and feedback to the planning team.  

The meeting will not address the specific topic of wildland fire in detail.  Plans are underway to hold separate virtual public meetings designed to discuss wildland fire and flooding after wildfires.  These meetings will be held at another date and time and are expected to be announced later this month.


The county began updating its Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in October and is still in the planning process.  The plan examines the risks posed by the hazards that affect Okanogan County and its various communities. The plan also outlines a mitigation strategy, aimed at reducing the impacts from those hazards.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires counties to update this plan every five years to remain eligible for federal funding for hazard mitigation projects.  Entities in Okanogan County that will also adopt the Hazard Mitigation Plan include incorporated cities and towns, fire protection districts, and the Okanogan Conservation District.

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