Seattle’s Pioneer Square district after Feb. 28, 2001 quake.
Photo credit: Elaine Thompson AP file, 2001
– “Washington least prepared for earthquakes on West Coast”
“Washington State is considered second only to California in earthquake vulnerability, but it appears to be the least prepared state or province on the west coast including British Columbia.
This summer, Governor Jay Inslee heard from his subcabinet on earthquakes for his Resilient Washington effort. And there’s a lot to be worried about.
The state Department of Health concluded that roughly 40 percent of the state’s population is compromised in its ability to prepare individually because of disabilities, medical conditions, or poverty.
State guidance updated in 2016 urges people to be prepared for 14 days. That’s two weeks of water, food, warm clothing, and other supplies,” quoting Glenn Farley, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– “DISASTER: Are You Prepared?”
Excellent resources from KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– “How to Save on Emergency Supplies – Disaster Prep on a Budget”
By Monique Dugaw, CouponChief.com, Inc.
– “Be ready to camp in your house in major earthquake”
“Some of the essentials: Water, portable toilet, and weather radio.”
By Glenn Farley, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
From Dr. Rachel C. Wood, health officer for Thurston and Lewis counties:
“If you have special needs, planning for an emergency is essential”