Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency

Hazard Impact & Vulnerability Analysis

Clark County, Washington, is a beautiful and scenic community in the Pacific Northwest. But like most of the Pacific Northwest it is also subject to an array of natural and human-created hazards including:

  • Flooding
  • Windstorm and Tornado
  • Severe Winter Weather
  • Earthquake
  • Landslide
  • Drought
  • Chemical Emergency
  • Terrorism
  • Transportation Accidents
  • Dam Failure
  • Volcano
  • Wildfire

Although some disasters, lke earthquakes or volcanic eruption, may not occur very often, their impact can be devastating, and the effects may last for decades. Others, such as tornados, occur so infrequently that some residents aren't even aware of the risk.

Clark County residents are familiar with certain disaster scenarios, however, because they play out nearly every year. Flooding and windstorms are an all-too-frequent occurrence, happening nearly annually somewhere within the county.

Out of all the potential natural disasters in the world, the county is only immune to two: Located on the west coast, hurricanes do not impact this community. The county is also too far inland to experience any effects from a tsunami, or tidal wave, that might occur at the coast.

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