Establish the Planning Area

The geographic area covered by the hazard mitigation plan represents the planning area. Usually, the planning area follows the boundaries of the local government jurisdiction, for example, cities, provinces, rural communities, or planning districts. The planning areas may also represent various natural features like watersheds, mainly where disasters cause similar threats across jurisdictional boundaries. The boundaries of a jurisdiction may also include or cross over other jurisdictions, for example, a utility or a fire protection district. Mom too these boundaries are available in the WA Riskscape Atlas for you to review and download Link to Atlas.