Hazard Mitigation

Asotin County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Asotin County Hazard Mitigation Plan Updated 2021

“Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. Mitigation activities may be implemented prior to, during, or after an incident. However, it has been demonstrated that hazard mitigation is most effective when based on an inclusive, comprehensive, long-term plan that is developed before a disaster occurs.”

The Asotin County Multi - Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed throughout 2019-2021 by the Asotin County planning team led by Asotin County Emergency Services, in cooperation with Northwest Management, Inc. of Moscow, Idaho.

This Plan satisfies the requirements for a local multi-hazard mitigation plan and a flood mitigation plan under 44 CFR Part 201.

Jurisdictions that participated in the Asotin County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2021 update

  • Asotin County
  • City of Asotin
  • City of Clarkston
  • Asotin County Fire District #1
  • Blue Mountain Fire District #1
  • Asotin County Conservation District

Wildfire Damage Prevention

  • Clear at least 50 feet around structures free of combustibles
  • Enclose eaves and overhangs
  • Move woodpile away from structures
  • Replace wood roof with Class A roof
  • Trim or remove trees
  • Use fire resistant plants

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Earthquake Damage Prevention

  • Anchor heavy bookcases and file cabinets to the wall
  • Anchor overhead lights, heavy artwork and mirrors
  • Anchor top-heavy objects
  • Place heavy objects on lower shelves
  • Strap water heater to the wall

Wind Damage Prevention

  • Install wind resistant roofing (80 plus mile per hour)
  • Pick up loose items outside
  • Secure garage and shop doors

Flood Damage Prevention

  • Elevate heating, cooling and ventilation equipment
  • Elevate main breaker box
  • Elevate washer and dryer in basement or move upstairs
  • Promptly and properly dispose of hazardous materials
  • Store important documents above flood level