Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hazards can happen at any time, regardless of season, date or time. In recent years, Washoe County has endured the impacts of a variety of hazards‐turned disasters. From closed‐basin flooding in the North Valleys and other floods along the Truckee River, Red Rock Canyon, and Pyramid Lake, to wildland fires, and the ever‐present risk of human‐caused disasters, the region has experienced firsthand what hazards can do to a community.
In response to hazard risks, Washoe County and its regional partners have made a long‐term commitment to work together to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Washoe County and its regional partners continue to coordinate at the regional level to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. The 2020 update of the Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) represents a cooperative effort by the regional partners to identify hazards and take action to reduce hazard risks over the long‐term.
We would like to thank all our regional partners and community members who participated in the plan development workshops and public engagement process. Your input is a vital part of the planning process and ensures that the Regional HMP incorporates the concerns and priorities of our community. We encourage all interested community members to read the Regional HMP to learn more about hazard risks in our region and strategies proposed to reduce risks in their communities.
Feedback for the HMP can be emailed to Kelly Echeverria at KEcheverria@washoecounty.us.
Other documents associated with the plan: