Presentation at the Foursquare Church in Bellevue

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Bellevue Washington is located on one of the most interesting spots on the planet, geologically speaking. As such, it is only logical for its residents to take action to reduce or eliminate the risks from earthquakes, landslides and severe weather before it happens again. Luckily, this is easier than most people assume.

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<ul><li> 1. Foursquare Church Being ReadyLiving Ready</li></ul> <p> 2. Thank you for coming! </p> <ul><li>Carol Dunn </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Emergency Preparedness Coordinator </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Bellevue Office of Emergency Management </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 3. Most Important </p> <ul><li>Risks from disasters can be radically reduced if not eliminated. </li></ul> <ul><li>It is do-able</li></ul> <ul><li>Our minds default is to ignore future risk: it is important to reset it. </li></ul> <p> 4. Next hour </p> <ul><li>Why we dont prepare for future risk </li></ul> <ul><li>How to Identify &amp; Reduce Risks </li></ul> <ul><li>How to Recognize &amp; Increase Resources </li></ul> <p> 5. Our brains and Risk Awareness &amp;Subconscious There are hundreds of more pathways from the subconscious to the thinking part of our minds, than the other way around.Danger/Opportunity? The subconscious part of our brain has first say in everything. 6. </p> <ul><li>Engage: Fight </li></ul> <ul><li>Avoid: Flight </li></ul> <ul><li>Tend/Defend </li></ul> <p>Our minds have needed to handle danger for different circumstances 7. Our systems block out future risk Photo by bitboy 8. Cest la vie What will be will be "You just take the good with the bad.You got to go somehow... So why not under six feet of mud?* Have faith, Opi! God is good!** *Seattle Times:Orting Resident on risk fromvolcano **NY Times: The Day of the Tsunami 9/30/09 9. </p> <ul><li>Every risk that can be identified in advance, can be reduced or avoided when a decision is made to act. </li></ul> <p> 10. </p> <ul><li>Every risk that is avoid, is one less thing that goes wrong. </li></ul> <p> 11. Disasters are inevitable 12. We are so lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest Beautiful mountains 13. Gorgeous trees 14. Fires 15. Severe Storms 16. Earthquakes 17. Identifying Risks? KC iMap 18. Cold Arctic Blasts Hot Tropical Weather Source: Environment Canada 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. University of Washington Neptune Project 27. 28. Best thing about earthquakes: We have a say about almost everything. Except when it will happen. Every problem has a solution 29. Earthquakes </p> <ul><li>Subduction </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>5 minutes: we will feel shaking about 2 minutes</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Region wide damage </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Highest buildings have largest problems </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Likely to generate tsunami/seiche </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Aftershocks likely </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 30. Earthquakes:Deep/ Benioff Zone </p> <ul><li>2001 Nisqually </li></ul> <ul><li>Usually every 20-50 years </li></ul> <ul><li>Lasts about 20-30 seconds </li></ul> <ul><li>Effects most of Area </li></ul> <ul><li>Moderate Shaking </li></ul> <p> 31. 32. 33. 34. Earthquakes: Shallow </p> <ul><li>Lasts about 20 seconds </li></ul> <ul><li>Very intense localized shaking </li></ul> <ul><li>1,100 years ago: with Elliot Bay Tsunami, landslides </li></ul> <ul><li>Aftershocks likely </li></ul> <p> 35. 36. We can avoid injuries </p> <ul><li>Heavy objects placed high become projectiles during earthquakes </li></ul> <p> 37. Most fixes pretty easy 38. Im in a bad building! </p> <ul><li>Retrofit </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Anchor masonry to wood </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Add Framing </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Still will be risks </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Rebuild </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Create a new safer building </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Lose character and feeling of history </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Relocate </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Currently located in one of the most dangerous parts of the city </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Lose character and history </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 39. Best: low,wood --Bolted to Foundation 40. 41. 42. Worst for earthquakes Worst: Un-reinforced brick (recognized by levels of brick ends) Not very good: reinforced bricks (recognized when all bricks show their sides) Not very good: Retrofitted masonry (recognized by the added bolts) 5 out of 6 were damaged during the 2001 Nisqually Quake 43. Unreinforced Masonry 44. Bad for Quakes: Soft Structures 45. 46. Disasters = disruption 47. Disruption happens </p> <ul><li>That we may not have access to stores, medicine, etc. on short notice &amp; for a long time </li></ul> <ul><li>Emergency information broadcast on: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>radio. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>2-1-1 (multiple languages) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Internet: www.RPIN.ORG </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 48. Disaster Supplies How to start? Whereto put them? 49. Having Back ups ofCritical Supplies and information helps Always Squirrel a Bit Away 50. </p> <ul><li>Life</li></ul> <ul><li>Liberty </li></ul> <ul><li>Pursuit of Happiness </li></ul> <p> 51. Life: Stay Healthy 52. Boil water for at least 1 minute to kill bacteria Save at least 3 gallons of water per person: 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days Ready for Disruption: Water 53. Back up food Best: Non Perishable No need for heating Limited water 54. No need to: heat, refrigerate or add water 55. Stay healthy Stay Healthy 56. Control Germs 57. Safe ways to keep warm 58. Liberty: Freedom of movement 59. Get through debris 60. Communication </p> <ul><li>Out of Area Contact </li></ul> <ul><li>Use this contact to relay information with people in the affected area. </li></ul> <ul><li>Texting texting can be a great way to communicate in times of disaster.</li></ul> <ul><li>Email/Internetsometimesworks when phones dont </li></ul> <ul><li>211Language Support </li></ul> <p> 61. Realize, sometimes technology will totally fail </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Meeting Places </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Pre-agreed plans with members of the community to check up and help each other </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 62. Local radio &amp; TV www.RPIN.ORG www.bellevuwa.gov www.facebook.com/BellevueOEM Information Sources 63. 2-1-1 Calling Card 64. Happiness: Have a Back Up Care Plan 65. Reaching Out Now The challenges of care givers are often the greatest when disaster strikes.Increase you Resources Work now to reach out. 66. Close your eyes </p> <ul><li>Visualize the steps you are going to take today: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Write a pledge to build preparedness </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Pull together the supplies you have </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Write down contact &amp; back up caregivers </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Reach out to a neighbor</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Act </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 67. Let me help you! </p> <ul><li>Carol Dunn </li></ul> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul> <ul><li>@caroldn </li></ul> <ul><li>425-452-7923 </li></ul> <ul><li>Useful websites: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Ready.gov </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>http://3days3ways.org </li></ul></li></ul>