UW Hazard Mitigation Plan
As a condition of receiving federal mitigation financial assistance after Nov. 1, 2003, states and localities must prepare a plan that addresses natural hazards following a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirement as set forth in Section 322, Mitigation Planning, of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance Act, enacted by Section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.
The University of Washington chapter in the 2007 Washington State Hazard Mitigation Plan will guide the University in protecting its people, facilities, environment, equipment and systems by identifying appropriate initiatives and projects.
It will also assist units and departments in preparing business continuity plans to enable the University community to resume normal education, research and public service operations as quickly as possible following a disaster.
This version of the Hazard Mitigation Plan addresses impacts to the Seattle main campus, UW Tacoma, UW Bothell and University-owned off-campus sites.
Essentially, the University must have an all-hazards approach to recovering quickly from natural and human-caused events in order to preserve the institution and its valuable services.