- Spokane maintains 24-hour emergency services (police, fire, emergency and crime reporting phone numbers) to respond to natural disasters, hazardous materials spills, or a widespread, long-term public health crisis. These services must remain a priority over all other non-essential services.
- The disasters/hazards which are most likely to occur in the 25 Inland Northwest counties (in Washington, Idaho and Montana), ranked in order of likelihood, are:
Severe storms – wind, snow or rain
Hazardous material spills or exposure
Eruption of volcanoes in western Washington that would result in an influx of people moving inland
Spokane Area Disaster Planning Committee