Ready for Everything       Carol Dunn     City of Bellevue Emergency Preparedness         Division
BeforetalkingdisastersHave to talkabout howwe thinkaboutdisasters
“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 un...
Our systems block out future risk                          Photo by bitboy
We are so lucky to live in thePacific Northwest  Beautiful mountains
Water
Gorgeous trees
Fires
Disasters are inevitable
Biggest Risk in King County
= 3,970 fires1 Year   = 11 fatalities         = $59,850,565.00
= 8972007       = $160,516
Early 911 Response Critical!                        9-1-1!
Smoke detectors & hearing                 Studies have shown that                 tone is not optimal, and                ...
Disasters are inevitable
University of Washington Neptune Project
Bellevue
Best thing about earthquakes:We have a say about almost everything.Except when it will happen. Every problem has a solution
We can avoidinjuries• Heavy objects  placed high  become  projectiles  during  earthquakes
We need to RealizeMost fixes pretty easy
Bad for Quakes: Soft Structures
Unreinforced Masonry
Be prepared for disruption
Disaster SuppliesHow tostart?Whereto putthem?
• Life• Liberty• Pursuit of Happiness
Ready for Disruption: Water     Save at least 3 gallons of     water per person:     1 gallon of water per     person per ...
Back up food            Best:      Non Perishable     No need for heating        Limited water
No need to: heat, refrigerate      or add water
Stay Healthy   Stay healthy
Control Germs
Safe ways to keep warm
Liberty: Freedom of movement
Get through debris
Communication    Out of Area Contact    • Use this contact to relay      information with people in the      affected area...
Realize, sometimes technology will            totally fail        •Meeting Places        •Pre-agreed plans with members of...
AM 1000   TV: Channel 7English
Calling Card
Questions?• Carol Dunn  – carold@bellevuewa.gov  – 425-452-7923
National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness
National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness
National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness
National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness
National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness
National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness
National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness
National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness
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National Active & Retired Federal Employees: Disaster Preparedness

  1. 1. Ready for Everything Carol Dunn City of Bellevue Emergency Preparedness Division
  2. 2. BeforetalkingdisastersHave to talkabout howwe thinkaboutdisasters
  3. 3. “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!”***Seattle Times: Orting Resident on risk from volcano**NY Times: “The Day of the Tsunami” 9/30/09
  4. 4. Our systems block out future risk Photo by bitboy
  5. 5. We are so lucky to live in thePacific Northwest Beautiful mountains
  6. 6. Water
  7. 7. Gorgeous trees
  8. 8. Fires
  9. 9. Disasters are inevitable
  10. 10. Biggest Risk in King County
  11. 11. = 3,970 fires1 Year = 11 fatalities = $59,850,565.00
  12. 12. = 8972007 = $160,516
  13. 13. Early 911 Response Critical! 9-1-1!
  14. 14. Smoke detectors & hearing Studies have shown that tone is not optimal, and flashing lights don’t always wake people up.
  15. 15. Disasters are inevitable
  16. 16. University of Washington Neptune Project
  17. 17. Bellevue
  18. 18. Best thing about earthquakes:We have a say about almost everything.Except when it will happen. Every problem has a solution
  19. 19. We can avoidinjuries• Heavy objects placed high become projectiles during earthquakes
  20. 20. We need to RealizeMost fixes pretty easy
  21. 21. Bad for Quakes: Soft Structures
  22. 22. Unreinforced Masonry
  23. 23. Be prepared for disruption
  24. 24. Disaster SuppliesHow tostart?Whereto putthem?
  25. 25. • Life• Liberty• Pursuit of Happiness
  26. 26. Ready for Disruption: Water Save at least 3 gallons of water per person: 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days Boil water for at least 1 minute to kill bacteria
  27. 27. Back up food Best: Non Perishable No need for heating Limited water
  28. 28. No need to: heat, refrigerate or add water
  29. 29. Stay Healthy Stay healthy
  30. 30. Control Germs
  31. 31. Safe ways to keep warm
  32. 32. Liberty: Freedom of movement
  33. 33. Get through debris
  34. 34. Communication Out of Area Contact • Use this contact to relay information with people in the affected area. Texting – texting can be a great way to communicate in times of disaster. Email/Internet sometimes works when phones don’t 211—Language Support
  35. 35. Realize, sometimes technology will totally fail •Meeting Places •Pre-agreed plans with members of the community to check up and help each other
  36. 36. AM 1000 TV: Channel 7English
  37. 37. Calling Card
  38. 38. Questions?• Carol Dunn – carold@bellevuewa.gov – 425-452-7923

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