Preparedness Policy and Guidance

Natural and Environmental Hazard Disclosure Law

California has aggressive laws requiring disclosure of known natural hazards, and I believe there should be similar laws across the country. If you don't know what the particular hazards are in your immediate area, how can you prepare for them? I live in Washington State, in the foothills of what is considered one of the most dangerous volcano's in the world. When I bought my house, there was no disclosure about the volcano risk, or any other natural or environmental risk that is known to be around the property. People purchase home inspections, appraisals, pest reports, etc, to make sure they are making a good investment. Why shouldn't they also be required to receive hazard information that actually has the potential to save their lives?



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Idea No. 213