Hazard Mitigation Plan
The 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Renton School District covers each of the major natural hazards that pose risks to the District. Mitigation simply means actions that reduce the potential for negative impacts from future disasters. That is, mitigation actions reduce future damages, losses, and casualties. The Plan is a living document, which will be reviewed and updated periodically. Comments, suggestions, corrections, and additions are enthusiastically encouraged from all interested parties and may be sent to the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee. We also invite any interested parties to learn more about the Hazard Mitigation Plan at the Renton School District Board Meeting scheduled January 22nd, at which time there will be an opportunity to present any questions or concerns following the board meeting.
Effective hazard mitigation planning helps the District deal with natural and manmade hazards realistically and rationally. That is, to help identify specific locations within the District where the level of risk from one or more hazards may be unacceptably high and then finding cost effective ways to reduce such risk. Mitigation planning strikes a pragmatic middle ground between unwisely ignoring the potential for major hazard events on one hand and unnecessarily over reacting to the potential for disasters on the other hand. This mitigation plan is an educational and planning document, not a regulatory document.
This Plan meets the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) planning requirements by addressing hazards, vulnerability and risk. Adoption of a mitigation plan is required for agencies to remain eligible for future FEMA mitigation grants and funding.
The City Of Renton Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for viewing by the link below. The Hazard Mitigation Plan for Renton School District is under construction and will be available soon.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee
Renton School School District