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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Emergency Management

Thurston County is susceptible to many natural, technological and human-caused hazards.  Knowledge of these hazards, their frequency, and our vulnerability to them allows the community to better assess their risk and take action to be better prepared. 

The Thurston County Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Analysis (HIVA) provides a summary overview of the hazards most likely to affect the region and serves as a basis for emergency planning and preparedness activities. 

For the most significant natural hazards that threaten the region, Thurston County collaborates with the Thurston Regional Planning Council to conduct hazard risk assessments as part of routine updates to the Hazards Mitigation Plan for the Thurston Region.

Understanding what hazards exist, and the risk they pose to you and your community, is the first step in being prepared.