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Short presentation at the Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute Luncheon. The key to resilience is to identify and reduce risks, get residents involved, and to reach out and work ...

Short presentation at the Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute Luncheon. The key to resilience is to identify and reduce risks, get residents involved, and to reach out and work with community partners.

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    Reducing risks by increasing resilience Reducing risks by increasing resilience Presentation Transcript

    • Reducing Risks by Increasing Resilience
      Carol Dunn
      City of Bellevue
      Office of Emergency Management
      cdunn@bellevuewa.gov
    • 3 Steps to Resilience
      Learn to objectively think about risks
      Identify risks & take steps to reduce them
      Don’t try to do it alone
    • Denial is our default state.
    • Our systems block out future risk
      Photo by bitboy
    • Identify Risks
    • Local Assessment/GIS Information
    • Take Steps to Reduce Risks
      Make avoiding harm easy
      If you face specific risk from a slides, flooding, fire: mitigate in advance!
      Help Responders:
      Easy to find your location
      your gas, electrical and water shut off
      Someone who has specific information about your facility-put up contact information/phone.
    • Don’t go it alone!
      Your residents are your best resource
      Manage expectations
      Build into communication from move in
      Encourage & reward self motivation
      There are partners in your community:
      Local Red Cross
      Local Emergency Management/Fire
    • And very first step:
      Plan