Emergency Plans

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The following emergency management plans were designed specifically for the City of Redmond and have been adopted by the Redmond City Council and approved by FEMA.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 

This plan provides the City of Redmond guidance in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an incident. It discusses guidelines on how city departments coordinate their actions to continue essential functions.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 2015 Cover PageOne of a family of plans published by the City of Redmond, the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is the framework for city-wide mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for all types of hazards. Its intent is to provide a structure for standardizing plans citywide and to facilitate interoperability between local, state, and federal governments.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed a list of critical functions that often need to be enacted in response to disasters. Those national-standard functions, called Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), are customized and defined within state and local CEMPs for interoperability.

CEMP Sections Available for Download

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard mitigation is sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property.  Redmond’s Hazard Mitigation Plan creates a framework for risk-based decision making to reduce damages to lives, property, and the economy from future disasters.

  1. 2015 Annex to King County Plan
  2. 2009 Plan

King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan volume 2c cover pageRegional Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Redmond is a partner in the King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (KCRHMP) update for 2015, which includes 57 local governments. Redmond City Council Adopted the plan in City of Redmond Resolution number 1421 on March 3, 2015. FEMA review and final approval was completed May 1, 2015.

View the full KCRHMP and frequently asked questions

The King County Basic Plan (PDF) (435 pages) outlines hazards for the entire region.

The Redmond Annex (PDF), Chapter 20 of Volume 2c, (55 pages) provides Redmond-specific information including history of natural hazard events, hazard risk ranking, hazard mitigation action plan and mitigation strategy priority; demographic data; and hazard maps related to critical infrastructure, liquefaction susceptibility, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program Soil Classification, flood hazard, and fire fuel behavior.