Does the State of Washington have a State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?

Yes. The State of Washington is also required to respond to the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 by developing a plan. In fact, if the state does not have a plan, no local governments within the state are eligible for any of the grant programs normally available as a result of developing a HMP. By law, the local plans are to be consistent with the recommendations of the state plan. The State of Washington actually has an Enhanced Plan, which means that we receive increased funding amounts after a disaster. 

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1. What is the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000?
2. What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
3. Who is involved?
4. What is meant by hazard mitigation?
5. What hazards will the mitigation plan address?
6. Will Global Warming/Climate Change be addressed in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?
7. Does the State of Washington have a State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?
8. As a citizen, how does this effort affect me?
9. How will it affect my community?
10. What is the Community Rating System?
11. What if my jurisdiction is not a part of the Hazard Mitigation planning process?
12. Why should I get involved?
13. What can I do to support this process?
14. Does it cost me or my jurisdiction anything to produce this plan?
15. Where are the hazards in my area?
16. Where can I get more information about public meeting dates?
17. When will the plan be finished? And… will it be available to the public?
18. How can I get a copy of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation plan once it is finished??
19. Who can I contact for answers to my questions?