Do you live above an earthquake fault? Do you regularly travel through areas prone to flooding or considered at risk of landslide? What could you expect if the Glacier Peak volcano erupted?
Snohomish County's dramatic landscape was shaped by powerful natural forces that are active still.
Living here means living with the potential for natural disasters. Among those of greatest concern are earthquake, severe weather, flooding and landslides, based on estimated risks to safety and economic damage.
This Snohomish County Hazard Viewer is an interactive digital map that was developed to help people better understand and manage natural hazard risks. Information is presented in a searchable format so you can be aware of and prepare for potential hazards where you live and work, and the many other places life takes you. There also are links to tips and other helpful tools. Are you ready?
Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Mission Statement
The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management coordinates emergency management in partnership with the whole community to lessen the impact of disasters on people, property, the environment, and the economy.
Improving lives through innovative and passionate service.
Equitable – Impartially serving all communities
Dedicated – Committed to fulfilling our obligations
Integrity – Responsible stewards of public trust, resources, and funds
Teamwork – Staff support each other in meeting our mission
Collaborative – Seeking partnerships across the whole community for mutual benefit
Creative – Innovative thinkers finding new solutions
Proactive – Anticipating needs and actions
Professional – Trustworthy, ethical, respectful, with a sense of duty to serve
Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management