Flood Response Plan
1931 Flood, Downtown Walla Walla
The purpose of this flood response plan is to prepare Walla Walla County to respond to the numerous flooding hazards that exist locally.
Floods can endanger human life, cause extensive property and infrastructure damage, and result in significant harm to the environment. Efficient and coordinated response to flooding incidents demands a well-written emergency response plan.
This plan defines what, when, where, how, and who will implement flood response actions and activities in accordance with the Walla Walla County Flood Response Policy. It is divided into two major components – the General Plan and the more specific Implementing Procedures. The General Plan addresses assumptions, responsibilities, and relationships while the Implementing Procedures consist of checklists, procedures, and maps. The checklists are intended to remind users of specific items that may be applicable to the situation at hand. It is not intended that all items must be completed if some are not applicable.
By training on, and following this plan, emergency responders can reduce the danger to themselves and the general public, and lessen the likelihood and extent of damage to property and the environment.
This plan follows the principles of the Incident Command System and is compliant with the National Incident Management System, as required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5.
Walla Walla County Flood Response Plan
The proximity of Waitsburg to multiple waterways and its history of inundation during past flood events demonstrate that there is a high probability for future flood events to affect a significant number of Waitsburg’s residents. For these reasons, the City of Waitsburg has their own flood response plan.
City of Waitsburg Flood Response Plan