Last night, a landslide in Poulsbo forced the evacuation of families and the closure of houses. Landslides are a a significant concern to us in Kitsap County after weeks and months of consistent rainfall. Amidst the challenges of responding to COVID-19, it has been easy to shift attention away from needed community preparedness for key hazards, including flooding, landslides, earthquakes, wildfire, etc. Remember that as we work together and increase our readiness for emergencies and disasters, we not only reduce the risks to human life caused by these hazards, but also foster a higher level of cooperation and civic-mindedness in Kitsap County communities for days like these.
Find more information on landslides here.