Hazard Mitigation Plan


What is the HMP Project?

January 19, 2023

The Quileute Nation is embarking on a planning process to prepare for impacts of natural disasters. Responding to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), the Quileute Nation will update its 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan to enhance resilience throughout the Reservation and Tribal Planning Area.

This planning process is being led by Larry Burtness, Project Manager for the Quileute Nation, with support from Beverly O’Dea of Bridgeview Consulting, LLC, the hired technical consultant.  This project is funded by a planning grant from FEMA. The planning process will take approximately seven to nine months to complete.

During this process, tribal members, employees, and local citizens will be asked to contribute by sharing knowledge of the area’s vulnerability to hazards based on past occurrences. Public involvement will be solicited via a multi-media campaign that will include public meetings, web-based information, questionnaires, maps, and updates on the plan’s progress via a website. This process will be directed by a Planning Team made up of representatives from the Tribe and other stakeholders from within the planning area as deemed necessary by the Tribe. This Hazard Mitigation Planning Team will meet as needed throughout the process.  Notice of the date, time and location of these meetings will be posted on the Tribe’s website.

Any questions or comments regarding this process are encouraged and should be directed to Larry Burtness, Project Manager at 360-640-1683, email: larry.burtness@quileutetribe.com or to Bev O’Dea, Bridgeview Consulting, LLC at (253) 301-1330 or email: bevodea@bridgeviewconsulting.org

Thank you for your input,
Quileute Tribe Hazard Mitigation Planning Team


Public Notice

Updates to Quileute Hazard Mitigation Plan

November 11th, 2023

An update to Quileute Tribe Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for public review. Please send any comments or suggestions regarding the draft plan by November 29th, 2023, to Larry Burtness at larry.burtness@quileutetribe.com or call 360-640-1683.

Thank you for your input,
Quileute Tribe Hazard Mitigation Planning Team


Planning Documents

Take the survey!

Quileute community members, the Tribe is updating it’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and we need your input. Please take a few minutes to complete the HMP survey.

Larry Burtness


Cell: (360) 640-1683
Email: larry.burtness@quileutetribe.com 

Bev O'Dea

Bridgeview Consulting LLC

Phone: (253) 301-1330
Email: bevodea@bridgeviewconsulting,org 

COVID-19 Information

Quileute Stay Home Order

Quileute Tribal Council COVID-19 Guidance

updated August 25th, 2022

COVID-19 Public Health Notice

COVID-19 Public Notice

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic brought overwhelming grief to many. To help ease the financial stress caused by the virus, FEMA may provide up to $9,000 in financial assistance per deceased individual for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020.

You may qualify for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance if:

You are a U.S. citizen, noncitizen national, or qualified noncitizen

You incurred funeral expenses on or after January 20, 2020, for a person whose death was caused by COVID-19

How to Apply:

Call the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. E.T.

The Quileute Tribe encourages you to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance if you had funeral expenses as a result of a death caused by COVID-19.

For more information, please call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 or visit FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance website.

James Salazar

Chief of Police/ Incident Commander

Cell: (360) 640-8910
LPPD Office: (360) 374-9020
Email: james.salazar@quileutenation.org