The City of Everett Office of Emergency Management has developed the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan for the City of Everett. This plan provides a framework on how government will prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency. The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan was updated in 2014, approved by the State of Washington and Promulgated by the Mayor of Everett in 2015.
The City of Everett has experienced damage from natural and human caused hazards such as flooding, severe weather, earthquakes and hazardous materials incidents in the past. The federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all jurisdictions to adopt and keep current a local Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to receive disaster mitigation funding from FEMA. This plan represents the City's commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards, and will serve as a reference in committing future resources for hazard impact reduction.
The Hazard Inventory and Vulnerability Analysis (HIVA) rates the risks and hazards in our area by probability and impact to people, property, and the economy, and is a supplement to the HMP. It serves as a basis for citywide emergency management programs in order to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover local hazards.