2001 Damage to the Fourth Avenue Bridge in Olympia,
from the impact of the Nisqually Earthquake.
Photo credit: Mike Salsbury, The Olympian.
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– “Local officials outline ways to minimize impacts of earthquakes and other hazards”
“Earthquakes, floods and ice storms are hazards that can’t be stopped.
But with the right planning, those events don’t have to cripple communities and turn into disasters, local emergency management officials say.
A new, nearly 400-page document outlines the top emergency hazards and how local officials plan to minimize their damage.
The Hazards Mitigation Plan for the Thurston Region was prepared by the Thurston Regional Planning Council, and is under review for public comment through Wednesday afternoon. A work group of nearly 30 emergency response representatives from Thurston County’s cities and towns, tribes, school districts, fire districts and other groups worked for the past two years to develop the plan.
Local governments also worked together on hazards mitigation plans in 2003 and 2009.”
“People can view the plan at www.trpc.org.