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Northwest Region - Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Storms, floods, blizzards, wildfires, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis are some of the conditions that can cause emergencies or disasters for the people of the Northwest Coast and Plateau areas.

In the Northwest, the 4 distinct seasons, extreme hot and cold temperatures and the diverse climates and terrain create a large number of hazards:

  • From the mountains to the plateau to the high desert, wildfires are an annual occurrence that can destroy homes, businesses, timber, salmon habitat, and other natural resources
  • In coastal areas, high winds from winter storms can cause falling trees that block roads or bring down power lines
  • Heavy rains and melting snow can cause flooding and cut off access in remote areas
  • Threat of tsunamis is a constant concern for those tribes living along the coast

Remember to make a plan, build a kit, and be informed

Download the Northwest Individual/Family Brochure (PDF)

FEMA Offers Regional Resources

FEMA offers the following resources to help local communities to plan and prepare. All files can be freely downloaded, printed, emailed or broadcasted.

Visit The FEMA Library to Download Individuals/Families/Tribal Leaders Documents:
Tribal Leaders Brochure (PDF)
Northwest Individual/Family Brochure (PDF)

Northwest Poster (PDF)

Community Awareness Campaigns
Local radio stations may be willing to broadcast this public service announcement (PSA) as a community service at no charge.

15 Second Radio PSA (MP3)
30 Second Radio PSA (MP3)
60 Second Radio PSA (MP3)

Visit the Ready Publications section for additional resources for families, children, elders, pet owners, individuals with access and functional needs and businesses.

Regional Contacts

Idaho, Oregon and Washington – FEMA Region X Office
130 - 228th Street, Southwest
Bothell, WA 98021-8627
(425) 487-4600