How does it affect me?
As a citizen within a participating jurisdiction, you will be able to reap the benefits of the risk reduction actions identified by your local government. Sometimes these can be a direct impact to your property in the form of reduced insurance premiums and reduced risk if you live in a high hazard area. Most of the time, these benefits are secondary. By reducing risk exposure, your local government does not have to expend as many resources on preparedness, response, or recovery from the impacts of natural hazards.

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1. What is the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000?
2. What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
3. What is meant by "mitigation"?
4. Who was involved?
5. What is a Steering Committee?
6. What hazards does it address?
7. Will Global Warming or Climate Change be addressed in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?
8. Does the State of Washington have a State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?
9. How does it affect me?
10. How will it affect my community?
11. What is the Community Rating System?
12. What if my jurisdiction isn’t a part of the Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation planning process?
13. Did it cost anything to produce this plan?
14. Where are the hazards in my area?
15. Who can I contact for questions?