FEMA Region X
Definition/Scope: FEMA’s Region X with its headquarters in Bothell, WA, works in partnership with the emergency management agency's of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Region X’s most common challenges are severe storms and winter storms that can cause flooding, flash-flooding and landslides throughout the region, and earthquakes and tornados. 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. The Region employs 85 full-time employees, and can draw on a cadre of over 425 Disaster Assistance Employees (DAEs) or "reservists" during a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
Broader Terms:Federal Emergency Management Agency