Emergency Management

March 18, 2024

The public is invited to review and comment on the Revised Draft 2024 Adams County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The 14-day comment period begins on March 18th and ends on March 29th. A brief presentation of the draft plan will be held at the Adams County Board of County Commissioner’s meeting on Wednesday March 27th at 9:30 am.

In response to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the process to write the plan began in 2022 with the formation of a planning partnership. This county-wide partnership helped to pool resources and create a county-wide hazard mitigation strategy. The process was led by Adams County Emergency Management and funded by FEMA planning grants. The initial draft plan was released in March 2023 for public comment. The revised draft has been modified to incorporate more wildfire specific risk assessment and actions in order to qualify as a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

The plan is composed of two volumes. Volume 1 explains the planning process, describes the county-wide risk to hazards of concern, and discusses county-wide mitigation actions. Volume 2 contains annexes for each of the planning partners with specific risks and mitigation actions identified.

The plan can be downloaded:  

Revised_Draft_Adams County_HMP_Vol1_3-3-2024.pdf

Revised_Draft_Adams County_HMP_Vol2_3-16-2024.pdf

The public is encouraged to provide input on the draft plan. Please send any questions or comments about the plan to Sandi Duffey at sandid@co.adams.wa.us or call 509-659-3337. All comments must be received by March 29, 2024.