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Alaska’s Nov. 30th earthquake is a reminder for us here –
“Prepare to be on your own in a major Pacific Northwest disaster”

Photo credit: KING 5-TV News, Seattle

– Editor’s note:
Our western Washington quakes tend to be more shallow than last Friday’s Alaska quake, which cause more damage.

– “Washington and Alaska share scary earthquake parallels”
“Alaska and Washington share similar geology, drawing scary parallels between Friday’s 7.0 quake in Anchorage and its potential for Washington,’ by Glenn Farley, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
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– “Prepare to be on your own in a major Pacific Northwest disaster”
“Local disaster relief may not be ready for mass response to a major event. Here’s how you can watch out for you.”

“Are you ready to be on your own for days if not weeks in a major natural disaster? Experts say it’s not a matter of if but when.”

“You’re on your own.

‘If a 9.0 earthquake or a tsunami wipes out homes, roads, bridges, communication, and other infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest, keep that thought in mind. You have to assume no one is coming to help you, and you may not be able to get anywhere to find help, at least for a few days.

“It’s not because responders don’t want to help. It’s because, as disaster preparation experts agree, they aren’t ready to jump with a region-wide response when something that big happens.

‘It’s a sobering thought, and that’s why you need to be ready — now — to be on your own,” by Travis Pittman, KING 5 TV News, Seattle.
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Posted by Steve on December 4, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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