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Preparedness

Why Should I Prepare?

Prepare in a Year

Family Disaster Plan

72 Hour Kit

Earthquakes

Fires

Floods

Hazardous Materials

Hazard Risks

Shelter in Place

Utilities

Water Purification

Weather

Winter Storms

 
Whatcom County Risks

Whatcom County is at risk for:

Natural Hazards
 

Hazard

Risk

Vulnerability

Flood

High

Moderate

Earthquake

Mod/High

High

Mudflow/Landslide

High

Moderate

Severe Weather

High

High

Forest Fire

Moderate

Low/Mod

Tidal Overflow

Moderate

Low

Seiche

Low

Mod/High

Tsunami

Low

Low

Tornado/ Funnel Cloud

Low

Low

Epidemic

Low

Low/Mod

Volcanic Eruption

Low

Mod/High

Technological Hazards
 

Hazard

Risk

Vulnerability

Hazardous Materials

High

Mod/High

Fire/Explosion

High

Low/Mod

Transportation Accident

Mod/High

Mod/High

Utility Failure

High

High

Civil Unrest

Moderate

Low

Terrorism

Low/Mod

Moderate

Resource Shortages

Low

Moderate

Dam Failure

Low

Moderate

Radiological Accident

Low

Low

The Whatcom County Natural Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Analysis (HIVA) provides detailed descriptions specific to Whatcom County.