Sustainable Washington

3.1 Project Example #1

Action: Hazard Mitigation Plan
Where: Redmond, WA
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As of summer 2009, the City of Redmond is in the process of finalizing their hazard mitigation plan. The plan’s hazard analysis section includes a discussion on regional climate change predictions as required by state law, noting that it should be accounted for in plan development and implementation. Furthermore, the plan suggests redoing hydrological analysis to consider climate change and future land use, information currently not available through FEMA floodplain maps. Minimal events of the past, such as droughts, wildfires, and severe storms, will likely increase in frequency and are therefore noted to require additional future mitigation planning.

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