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    • Woodridge Elementary
      Prepared, for our kids
    • Disasters happen in life because Physics happen
      Only starting to understand why they always take us by surprise
    • The trick to being ready for disasters
      Identify Risks Reduce them
      Identify Resource, increase them.
    • Danger and your subconscious
      Physics happen, so disasters happen.
      Always have, always will.
      Too bad our mind blocks this information
    • Photo by Scott Butner
    • It was a simpler time.
      Danger?
      Don’t get distracted, because soon you may need to take action to:
      avoid it,
      run from it,
      or fight it
    • New York Times:
      Primitive fears can operate largely independent of thought.
      “emotion occurs before thought. “
    • “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
    • So our systems block out future risk
      Photo by bitboy
    • Identifying Risks
      Quite a number of risks are related to where we live, and the circumstances of our lives.
      Each and every one of these risks can be reduced with little changes!
    • University of Washington Neptune Project
    • 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
    • Earthquakes: Deep/ Benioff Zone
      2001 Nisqually
      Usually every 20-50 years
      Lasts about 20-30 seconds
      Effects most of Area
      Moderate Shaking
    • Earthquakes: Shallow
      Lasts about 20 seconds
      Very intense localized shaking
      1,100 years ago: with Elliot Bay Tsunami
      Aftershocks likely
    • Best thing about earthquakes:
      We have a say about everything,
      except when it happens
    • Best: low, wood --Bolted to Foundation
    • Worst for earthquakes
      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
      Worst: Un-reinforced brick (recognized by levels of brick ends)
    • Bad for Quakes: Soft Structures
    • Michelle McDaniels shows it best:
    • Safer inside than out
    • Common risks from earthquakes
      Shaken off your feet
      Things falling on us: furniture
      Walking over debris:
      sturdy shoes
      work gloves
      Normal life Disrupted
    • Solutions to all!
    • Ready for disruption: Pharmacy
      Back up Prescriptions:
      • Talk to Doctor
      • Fill prescription as early as you can
      • “Travel prescription”
      • Emergency Replacement:
      • Public Health
      • Red Cross
      • If can’t leave home and not an emergency, call 2-1-1
      • If emergency: 9-1-1
    • Ready for disruption: Power
      Back up plan:
      Medical device that require power
      • Inverter
      • Deep Cycle Battery + Inverter
      • Public facilities/shelters
      Staying Warm or Cool:
      Blankets
      Hand warmers/ice packs
      Avoid flame/engine based, careful with generators
      Lighting
      Battery/friction flashlights and or lanterns
      Glow Sticks
      • If you need help finding power, warmth
      call 2-1-1
      Local radio: KOMO 1000
    • Ready for Disruption: Water
      If we have a severe storm or earthquake, water system may be compromised
      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
    • Ready for Disruption: Grocery
      Non perishable food
      Food you like
      Maintain diet
    • Ready for Disruption: Sanitation
      • Soap, hand sanitizers
      • Camping toilet
      • Plastic bags
      • Baby wipes
    • Today
      Look in your cupboards, drawers and storage. Pull together non perishable foods, flashlights, work gloves.
      Put sturdy shoes, gloves and a flashlight under your bed.
      Write a list of changes you need to make to your living areas to reduce risks-set a deadline, and a reward for action. Include others in your planning! (2-1-1)