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Posted on: August 21, 2019

City Seeking Community Input on Developing Hazard Risk Reduction Strategies

City of North Bend is seeking public input to assist in developing strategies to help reduce risk to natural and human-caused disasters. 

The King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is undergoing its five-year, 2020 update between now and December. The update reassesses risks and vulnerabilities to nine natural and seven human-caused hazards and develops strategies to reduce risk to those hazards. Its purpose is to promote programs and projects that build a foundation for resilience to support communities before, during, and after disasters.

Each planning partner, including North Bend, will develop an annex to the plan, including the risk-reduction strategies that are a key output of the plan. The plan is also a requirement for receiving federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants.

Part of this update involves outreach to the community.  On Wednesday, July 24th, the City held a Hazard Mitigation Workshop from 6 to 8 pm. at the North Bend Library to hear citizens' thoughts regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their community when focusing on hazard mitigation. The second phase of community outreach is to ask community members for feedback through a survey.   

The survey will only take 2 minutes and will assist us in developing a plan tailored to our community. Please help us in our planning efforts for these hazards.  

Hazard Mitigation Survey

For additional questions, please contact Jesse Reynolds at jreynolds@northendwa.gov or call 425-888-7685, or visit the project website at https://kingcounty.gov/hazardplan.  

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