Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

The natural hazard mitigation planning process helps communities identify local policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce the impact of future losses from hazards.  This is a joint effort to assess risks and form mitigation strategies for Wasco County, led by Emergency Management and Planning.  Other partners include School Districts, Fire Districts, Public Works, the Soil and Water Conservation District, The Dalles, Oregon Department of Forestry, and more. Disaster Movie Marathon flyer 

Help us update the plan for 2024. Click HERE to complete a brief survey to gauge our community's disaster preparedness level, as well as understanding the extent of public knowledge about the natural hazards that might impact our area. Your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions the critical foundation to our planning and decision-making processes for effective natural hazard mitigation projects. Also, join us for the community informational session and watch your favorite disaster movies!

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans (NHMP) are required, by FEMA, to updated every five years.  Wasco County was recently awarded a grant to support an update.  Staff is currently reviewing the NHMP to analyze and identify areas for revision.

For more information, please contact staff:

Daniel Dougherty
Senior Planner
541-506-2560 | Fax 541-506-2561
2705 East Second Street | The Dalles, OR 97058 

Sean Bailey 
Associate Planner