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build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters.


Seattle, Washington

Resilient America is partnering with the Seattle region to explore a variety of resilience priorities such as:

  • Equity
  • Climate adaptation
  • Transportation
  • Rapid economic growth

The highest priority risks and hazards faced in the Seattle region include:

Oso landslides
Oso, Washington landslide, showing the entire
extent of the landslide source area and path.
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Department of the Interior/USGS
U.S. Geological Survey/photo by Mark Reid

A range of community stakeholders in the Seattle region are partnering with Resilient America to build resilience or have participated in Resilient America events and activities, including:
  • Catalyst 2030
  • Common Agenda
  • City of Everett
  • City of Seattle
  • CollinsWoerman
  • DHS/NPPD/Office of Infrastructure Protection
  • Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • FEMA Region X
  • Five Rivers Services, LLC
  • Guy Carpenter
  • King County
  • Mercer Investments
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Northwest Healthcare Response Network
  • Pacific Northwest Economic Region
  • Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Port of Seattle
  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Puget Sound Regional Council
  • Seattle Works
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Sustainable Seattle
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound
  • United Way of King County
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Washington State Emergency Management

Learn more about the Seattle region:
Seattle Natural Hazard Explorer
City of Seattle
Visit Seattle
City Climate Leadership Awards Finalist, 2014
5-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability, 2014
White House Climate Action Champion for leadership on climate change, 2014
State of Knowledge: Climate Change in Puget Sound, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, November 2015
City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan, 2015 draft
Seattle Disaster Readiness and Response Plan, 2012
Seattle All-Hazards Mitigation Plan, 2009
SHIVA – The Seattle Hazard Identification & Vulnerability Analysis, 2014
Toward a Resilient Seattle: Post-Disaster Recovery Plan Framework, 2013
Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare
Traffic Incident Management in Seattle: Observations and Recommendations, July 2, 2015
Winter Weather Response Map

Resilient King County White Paper, 2014
King County plans:
* Strategic Climate Action Plan 2015
* Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
* Critical Infrastructure Protection Plan
* Disaster Debris Management Plan
* Hazardous Materials Plan
* King County Continuity of Operations Plan
* Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
* Regional Coordination Framework (Disaster Plan)
* Public Health preparedness plans

Washington State Emergency Management Plans
Resilient Washington State: A Framework for Minimizing Loss and Improving Statewide Recovery after an Earthquake, 2012

Oso Landslide, March 22, 2014
Nisqually Earthquake, February 28, 2001
Mount St. Helens eruption, May 18, 1980


Inslee launches new Resilient Washington subcabinet in preparation for Big One, November 4, 2016
Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine presents to the Puget Sound Regional Council's Transportation Policy Board, March 10, 2016
President Declares Disaster for State of Washington, February 3, 2016, FEMA news release
Governor Inslee: Washington is proud to partner with Obama Administration on earthquake safety, February 2, 2016, Governor Jay Inslee's website
FACTSHEET: Obama Administration Announces Steps to Increase Nation's Resilience to Earthquakes, February 2, 2016, The White House Office of the Press Secretary
Do you live in a natural-disaster danger zone? Check this Seattle map, December 27, 2015, The Seattle Times
2 killed, thousands without power as high winds hit Washington state, November 17, 2015, The Seattle Times
King County adopts one of the boldest climate action plans in the nation, November 16, 2015, King County website
Does Seattle's Budget Do Enough for Equity?, October 29, 2015, Next City
Seattle, in Midst of Tech Boom, Tries to Keep Its Soul, October 8, 2015, The New York Times

Surviving Seattle’s sidewalks: Pedestrian rage rises as the population grows, July 30, 2015, The New York Times
The Really Big One, July 20, 2015, The New Yorker
Company town?  In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth, July 3, 2015, Komo News


October 15, 2015 - Washington State participated in the Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill.

September 16, 2015 - Resilient America partner, Sustainable Seattle, hosted the Pacific Northwest Resilience Challenge Summit, a cross-sector multi-stakeholder event that brought together regional leaders, community members and businesses to plan for a resilient future.



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