Disaster Analysis

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

The SFD and County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee is inviting all City residents to participate in a local public meeting being held September 11th where the results of Spokane County's most recent disaster analysis will be displayed. Our jurisdiction is subject to wildfires, flooding, earthquakes, and other natural disasters and you need to be prepared. You may not have experienced these first-hand, however knowing how to prepare for these events by recognizing risks and identifying potential hazards through Hazard Mitigation planning is critical. The meeting will open with a brief presentation by Spokane Emergency Management and they will explain the results and progress of the All Hazards Mitigation Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plan. After the presentation, there will be an open house with computer model simulation and hazard maps to show countywide disaster vulnerabilities. Staff will be available, on site, to answer questions and a computer model will be available to tell you what estimated damages after an earthquake or flood that you could personally experience. Based on the results we will discuss mitigation options that could limit future damage to your residence or property. Personal preparedness information will all be available to take home.

The Local Disaster Analysis results meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:00 PM -8:30 PM at the Spokane Fire Department Training Center at 1618 North Rebecca.