Supporting the citizens and first responders of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
What We Do
From our offices in Bothell, Washington, FEMA Region X (Ten) works with the emergency management agencies of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to accomplish FEMA’s mission to:
Support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
The states served by FEMA Region X can experience a variety of hazards including earthquakes, wild fires, volcanic eruptions, landslides and tornados as well as weather emergencies like snow, ice, wind and heavy rain.
To help accomplish FEMA’s mission Region X maintains strong partnerships through its Regional Advisory Council and Regional Interagency Steering Committee.
Constructed on the site of a decommissioned Nike missile site, the Bothell Federal Regional Center (FRC) is one of six similar operations centers built during the late 1960s. Total cost of design, construction, etc. was $1,860,000 (estimated cost of constructing a similar building in 1983 was over $25 million, and the cost today would easily exceed $40 million). The building itself is a subterranean office structure designed to be reasonably survivable in the event of foreseeable natural or man-made disasters.
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Floodplain Management Guidebook, 5th Edition
This document is a local administrator's guide to floodplain management and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Click here to access the guidebook.