Meanwhile, in Spokane...
If you really wanted to celebrate #LoveYourPetDay today, you'd make sure you have an emergency kit for your dog, cat, hamster, etc. More info: https://www.mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-divi…/…/personal
Today is the 50th anniversary of the very first 911 call in the country. And it's just as important to know your location before calling 911 today as it was back then. More info about this incredible anniversary at the link https://www.mil.wa.gov/…/50-years-ago-this-month-first-911-…# #E911
For anyone in the Seattle area on Saturday. Scientists and earthquake experts from around the region will gather Saturday, Feb. 17 at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center to share information about tsunamis, geology, landslides, volcanic hazards and what you need to do to get 2 Weeks Ready during a special session open to the public of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Northwest Geological Society. There are two FREE sessions – from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., which both feature identical speakers, including our own earthquake program manager Maximilian Dixon. No registration required. Just show up and get ready to learn and ask questions. More info: https://www.aegpugetsound.org/symposium-publicday
50 years ago this month, the first 911 call ever was made in Alabama. A few weeks later, our state's first 911 call happened in Puyallup. Today, we're working to make 911 infrastructure even better.
Great job, cadets. Glad to see disaster preparedness being taken seriously. The Washington Youth Academy is run by our state agency, the Washington Military Department, and they do regular CERT training with the students, who will go back to their home communities with new skills learned.
Today all the Cadets went through this training: Prep a Fire Extinguisher, Approach a fire, Use the Fire Extinguisher, and Back out. The Cadets had to be someon...es "buddy" (to watch their backs) and they had to operate the fire extinguisher.
A few of the Cadets were nervous (some more than others), but all 154 Cadets completed both tasks safely & Successfully.
Great program for teens here
Time. The availability of it is crucial in the event of an impending disaster. While early preparedness for the hazards and risks we face is key, technology a...nd early warnings are allowing us additional time to act and put our plans in place when we need to.
In MyPI, our teens and their families learn the importance of various types of early warning technology. One specific focus is on smartphones and the technology present that can save lives. Central to this message is the need for multiple modes of communication and the need to concentrate on information from official sources.
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We take cybersecurity seriously. Yesterday, officials from more than 30 state agencies gathered for a tabletop exercise at Camp Murray to review cyber threats, discuss reporting and information sharing, and discuss how cybersecurity awareness can be strengthened in Washington state.
Map shows Earthquake Insurance rates broken down by county. New study shows our state has a long way to go to get more people covered
The study also shows that 43 percent of commercial properties in Washington have earthquake insurance coverage, which is actually pretty good.
Kreidler survey shows Thurston County leads state in earthquake insurance coverage; results will aid state effort to strengthen disaster resilience http://ow.ly/a0cB30ig8E7
This is a sad story about victims of Hurricane Harvey, who have lost their homes, did not have very good insurance and cannot afford to pay their mortgage. This is a good reminder for our residents that if you can afford extra insurance for earthquakes or floods, for instance, that might be a good idea. You may also want to double check to see what your insurance actually covers. More info via Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner https://www.insurance.wa.gov/earthquake-insurance
On PBS tomorrow. A look at Mt St Helens survivors and the helicopter pilot from the Washington National Guard who rescued them.
Renewed threat of landslides this weekend. Already seeeing it on some roads and highways today. Know the signs https://www.mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-div…/…/landslide
318 years ago today, Jan. 26, 1700, the Pacific Northwest experienced a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami. This is a good time to take stock of your emergency kit. Are you 2 Weeks Ready? We can help.
https://www.mil.wa.gov/preparedness has brochures, emergency kit lists and ways to tackle preparedness one month at a time in our Prepare in a Year program.
Viola Riebe, elder of the Hoh Indian Tribe, talks about an oral history of the Thunderbird and the whale -- and how this most respected story is related to tsunami awareness. "We're told in our language to run for high ground to get away from the ocean because it's dangerous," she says.