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Woodridge elementary

  1. 1. Woodridge Elementary<br />Prepared, for our kids<br />
  2. 2. Disasters happen in life because Physics happen<br />Only starting to understand why they always take us by surprise<br />
  3. 3. The trick to being ready for disasters<br />Identify Risks Reduce them<br />Identify Resource, increase them.<br />
  4. 4. Danger and your subconscious<br />Physics happen, so disasters happen. <br />Always have, always will.<br />Too bad our mind blocks this information<br />
  5. 5. Photo by Scott Butner<br />
  6. 6. It was a simpler time.<br />Danger? <br /> Don’t get distracted, because soon you may need to take action to:<br />avoid it, <br />run from it, <br />or fight it<br />
  7. 7. New York Times: <br />Primitive fears can operate largely independent of thought.<br />“emotion occurs before thought. “ <br />
  8. 8. “C’est la vie”<br />“What will be will be”<br />"You just take the good with the bad. <br />You got to go somehow...<br />So why not under six feet of mud?“*<br />“Have faith, Opi! God is good!”**<br />*Seattle Times: Orting Resident on risk from volcano<br />**NY Times: “The Day of the Tsunami” 9/30/09<br />
  9. 9. So our systems block out future risk<br />Photo by bitboy<br />
  10. 10. Identifying Risks<br />Quite a number of risks are related to where we live, and the circumstances of our lives.<br />Each and every one of these risks can be reduced with little changes!<br />
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  17. 17. University of Washington Neptune Project<br />
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  19. 19. Earthquakes<br />Subduction<br />5 minutes: we will feel shaking about 2 minutes <br />Region wide damage<br />Highest buildings have largest problems<br />Likely to generate tsunami/seiche<br />Aftershocks likely<br />
  20. 20. Earthquakes: Deep/ Benioff Zone<br />2001 Nisqually<br />Usually every 20-50 years<br />Lasts about 20-30 seconds<br />Effects most of Area<br />Moderate Shaking<br />
  21. 21. Earthquakes: Shallow<br />Lasts about 20 seconds<br />Very intense localized shaking<br />1,100 years ago: with Elliot Bay Tsunami<br />Aftershocks likely<br />
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  23. 23. Best thing about earthquakes:<br />We have a say about everything, <br />except when it happens<br />
  24. 24. Best: low, wood --Bolted to Foundation<br />
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  26. 26. Worst for earthquakes<br />Not very good: reinforced bricks (recognized when all bricks show their sides)<br />Not very good: Retrofitted masonry (recognized by the added bolts)<br />5 out of 6 were damaged during the 2001 Nisqually Quake<br />Worst: Un-reinforced brick (recognized by levels of brick ends)<br />
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  28. 28. Bad for Quakes: Soft Structures<br />
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  30. 30. Michelle McDaniels shows it best:<br />
  31. 31. Safer inside than out<br />
  32. 32. Common risks from earthquakes<br />Shaken off your feet<br />Things falling on us: furniture<br />Walking over debris: <br />sturdy shoes<br />work gloves<br />Normal life Disrupted<br />
  33. 33. Solutions to all!<br />
  34. 34. Ready for disruption: Pharmacy<br />Back up Prescriptions:<br /><ul><li>Talk to Doctor
  35. 35. Fill prescription as early as you can
  36. 36. “Travel prescription”
  37. 37. Emergency Replacement:
  38. 38. Public Health
  39. 39. Red Cross
  40. 40. If can’t leave home and not an emergency, call 2-1-1
  41. 41. If emergency: 9-1-1</li></li></ul><li>Ready for disruption: Power<br />Back up plan:<br />Medical device that require power<br /><ul><li>Inverter
  42. 42. Deep Cycle Battery + Inverter
  43. 43. Public facilities/shelters</li></ul>Staying Warm or Cool:<br />Blankets<br />Hand warmers/ice packs<br />Avoid flame/engine based, careful with generators<br />Lighting<br />Battery/friction flashlights and or lanterns<br />Glow Sticks<br /><ul><li>If you need help finding power, warmth </li></ul>call 2-1-1<br />Local radio: KOMO 1000<br />
  44. 44. Ready for Disruption: Water<br />If we have a severe storm or earthquake, water system may be compromised<br />Save at least 3 gallons of water per person:<br />1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days<br />Boil water for at least 1 minute to kill bacteria<br />
  45. 45. Ready for Disruption: Grocery<br />Non perishable food<br />Food you like<br />Maintain diet<br />
  46. 46. Ready for Disruption: Sanitation<br /><ul><li>Soap, hand sanitizers
  47. 47. Camping toilet
  48. 48. Plastic bags
  49. 49. Baby wipes</li></li></ul><li>Today<br />Look in your cupboards, drawers and storage. Pull together non perishable foods, flashlights, work gloves.<br />Put sturdy shoes, gloves and a flashlight under your bed.<br />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)<br />

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