Seattle’s Pioneer Square district after Feb. 28, 2001 quake.
Photo credit: Elaine Thompson AP file, 2001
– “State has work to do to get ready for ‘the big one,’ report finds”
“After completing the region’s largest earthquake drill in June, the final report is out in what went wrong, what went right, and what needs to be done.
For nine days in June, Washington’s National Guard, the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and other state and Federal agencies, and citizen volunteers participated in Cascadia Rising, a series of exercises designed to find the flaws in the response to the worst case earthquake disaster we could expect to see in the Northwest.”
The 83-page report’s findings are wide spread. Transportation will be extremely difficult with damaged roads and bridges, and “there is an urgent need for residents to prepare.”
Older guidance was after an earthquake, individual citizens should be prepared to be on their own for three days before help can arrived. The new guidance is up to two weeks,” by Glen Farley, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– What you can do!
“Emergency Kits & Emergency Preparedness Checklist”
From Yelm-based Optimum Preparedness.