The HMP should more explicitly address climate
hazards and mitigation
The “big one” is expected to strike sometime within the next 2 centuries…but climate change has already struck and will worsen over the next several decades, causing disasters on the same order.
— OCA Comments,
North Olympic Development Council —
Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula,
Clallam County Commissioners
“Cascadia earthquake cited as county’s greatest threat”
— Peninsula Daily News article
OCA members collaborated to review the County’s draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, noting the intensifying effect that climate change will have on the majority of disasters, as well as the common steps needed to mitigate all such disasters. We believe the HMP should more explicitly recognize climate threats and mitigation measures.
Clallam Hazard Mitigation Plan — Draft Version
– open to public review thru 11/29/19