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On November 10th, Carol Dunn from the Bellevue Office of Emergency Mangement had the opportunity to talk to retired and active teachers about ways to identify and reduce risks from the hazards we …

On November 10th, Carol Dunn from the Bellevue Office of Emergency Mangement had the opportunity to talk to retired and active teachers about ways to identify and reduce risks from the hazards we co-exist with in Bellevue WA.

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  • 1. Alpha Delta Kappa Sigma Chapter Carol Dunn City of Bellevue Office of Emergency Management
  • 2. What steps have you taken to be prepared?
  • 3. Our brains and disaster
  • 4. Our systems block out future risk Photo by bitboy
  • 5. “C’est 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!”** *SeattleTimes: Orting Resident on risk from volcano **NYTimes: “The Day of theTsunami” 9/30/09
  • 6. • Every risk that can be identified in advance, can be reduced or avoided with the decision is made to act. • Every risk that is avoid, is one less thing that goes wrong.
  • 7. Disasters are inevitable
  • 8. Cold Arctic Blasts HotTropicalWeather Source: Environment Canada
  • 9. Weather: Rain • Pineapple Express – Flooding/River & Urban – Mudslides – Transportation/ Commerce Disruptions
  • 10. Weather: Snow • Convergence zone, but also occasional weather events. • Cold • Disrupted Transportation/ Commerce
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  • 12. University of Washington Neptune Project
  • 13. Best thing about earthquakes: We have a say about almost everything. Except when it will happen. Every problem has a solution
  • 14. Earthquakes • Subduction – 5 minutes: we will feel shaking about 2 minutes – Region wide damage – Highest buildings have largest problems – Likely to generate tsunami/seiche – Aftershocks likely
  • 15. Earthquakes: Shallow • Lasts about 20 seconds • Very intense localized shaking • 1,100 years ago: with Elliot Bay Tsunami, landslides • Aftershocks likely
  • 16. Earthquakes: Deep/ Benioff Zone • 2001 Nisqually • Usually every 20-50 years • Lasts about 20-30 seconds • Effects most of Area • Moderate Shaking
  • 17. Some truths we need to realize • We provide an amazing gift when we teach others how to identify and reduce risks. – What risks exist and how to reduce them – What resources exist & how to access them – We are our own best resource
  • 18. We can avoid injuries • Heavy objects placed high become projectiles during earthquakes
  • 19. Most fixes pretty easy
  • 20. Best: low, wood --Bolted to Foundation
  • 21. Pretty good in most earthquakes Not great in Subduction zone quakes
  • 22. 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 NisquallyQuake
  • 23. Unreinforced Masonry
  • 24. Bad for Quakes: Soft Structures
  • 25. I’m in a ‘bad’ building! • Retrofit – Anchor masonry to wood – Add Framing • Still will be risks • Rebuild – Create a new safer building • Lose character and feeling of history • Relocate – Currently located in one of the most dangerous parts of the city • Lose character and history
  • 26. Disasters = disruption
  • 27. Disruption happens • That we may not have access to stores, medicine, etc. on short notice & for a long time • Emergency information broadcast on: – radio. –2-1-1 (multiple languages) –Internet: www.RPIN.ORG
  • 28. Disaster Supplies How to start? Where to put them?
  • 29. How will your schools do? • How will the schools be affected? – Are non structural items secure? – Will all of the parents be able to return? – Do all of the schools have the resources and plans to reduce the harm from any disaster? – Have future risks been analyzed objectively?
  • 30. Pledge to take it seriously! • Literally: write down a statement to remind you that you want to act-put it where you can see it. • Reward every step forward!!
  • 31. School Preparedness Resources • FEMA: Incremental Seismic Renovation for Schools • Spreadsheet for School Preparedness Supplies • Upcoming meeting for PTSA Preparedness Representatives • Information on grants and toolkits
  • 32. Questions? • Carol Dunn – – 425-452-7926