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1 Earthquake, Severe Weather and Disaster Preparedness Brought to you by: UW Emergency Management HOW TO: - -Prepare You and Your Family Network for a Regional Disaster


3 WHY SHOULD I CARE? Puget Sound Region is Earthquake Country

4 February 28, 2001 Nisqually Earthquake, February 28, 2001

5 Class Objectives Overview of UW Emergency Management Division Understand Earthquake and other Natural and Weather Risks in the Puget Sound Area Learn about the steps you can take for Personal and Family Emergency Preparedness for All Hazards Raise awareness about the UW Campus Resources Available to you

6 What is Emergency Management? Any Event that threatens to, or actually does, inflict injury on people or damage to property. An organized effort to: Mitigate Mitigate against Prepare Prepare for Respond Respond to Recover Recover from

7 Four phases of Emergency Management Mitigation Preparedness Response Recovery

8 Emergency Management Program at UW Each person must take the lead before, during and after an emergency or disaster. Emergency management programs must be in place in every UW operating unit and department to: To protect the population, property and the environment To return our campus community to normal as quickly as possible after an event

9 UWEM Services Technical Assistance Presentations & Workshops Grant Assistance Training Resources Emergency Information Disaster Exercises Emergency Coordination How Do We Staff EM at the UW??

10 Emergency Coordination on Campus Response First responders dispatched to the scene: Seattle Fire & Emergency Medical Services UW Police Department Environmental Health & Safety Facilities Services First Responders report back to the Emergency Operations Center Activation of UW Emergency Operations Center Presidents Emergency Policy Council is informed UWEM Response Large-Scale Emergency Event/ Disaster UW EOC provides feedback to First Responders

11 Three Source Zones in Washington

12 Scenario for a Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake on the Seattle Fault Significant impacts on the Puget Sound Region include: assumes no after shocks! –Property damage and economic loss Approx. $33 billion) – assumes no after shocks! –Deaths – More than 1,600 –Injuries – More than 24,000 –Buildings Destroyed – About 9,700 –Buildings severely damaged and unsafe to occupy – More than 29,000 –Buildings moderately damaged whose use is restricted – About 154,5000 –Fires – About 130, damaging nearly a half- billion dollars in property This is our Katrina

13 Seattle Fault – Thrust or reverse Fault Before After

14 Magnitude is a number that characterizes the relative size of earthquakes & is proportional to energy released

15 Peak Ground Acceleration

16 Ground Motion

17 Video of Contents Damage of a Typical Home Office on a "Shake Table"

18 Ground Motion – Surface Waves Rayleigh Wave Love Wave

19 Other Seismic Hazards Surface Rupture

20 Other Seismic Hazards Liquefaction

21 Other Seismic Hazards Seiche

22 Other Seismic Hazards Tsunami

23 Other Seismic Hazards Landslide

24 Earthquake Information Recent Earthquake Maps – Shake Maps – Did you feel it? – Community Created Shake map –

25 TRUE OR FALSE California has the most earthquakes in the United States False – Alaska has the most. California has the most damaging earthquakes Loma Prieta, 1989

26 TRUE OR FALSE Earthquakes dont kill people, buildings and their contents do. TRUE # 1 reason for death and injury is from falling objects and failures of manmade or natural structures

27 Whats Wrong with this Picture?




31 TRUE OR FALSE You cant plan ahead for an earthquake. False There are plenty of things you can do right now to prepare Come on, Show me what you can do!

32 What Should I Do?

33 #1 Identify Potential Hazards in Your Home and Begin to fix them MOST IMPORTANT !! – Brace Hot Water Heater Kitchen – Place Child proof latches on Cabinets & Gas appliances should have flexible connectors. Electronics – Strap them down. Tabletops objects – Collectibles, china, pottery objects, and lamps can become deadly projectiles Hanging objects – Use Closed hooks for mirrors, pictures, etc. Furniture - Secure the tops of all top-heavy furniture, such as bookcases and file cabinets, to a wall. Store heavy items and breakables on lower shelves. #1#2#3#4#5#6

34 Video clip from the 6.9m Kobe Earthquake

35 #2 Create Disaster Plan Get together with family or housemates to plan Plan for the risk of fire, lack of utilities and basic services, and aftershocks Create a Family communication plan #1#2#3#4#5#6

36 Family Network Communication Plan Who is in your family network? Children Spouse/Partner Elderly/Disabled Pets Siblings/ Others

37 Family Network Communication Plan Where are they located when you are at work? –School –Downtown –Bellevue or another county #1#2#3#4#5#6

38 Family Network Communication Plan Identify two meeting places (outside home and outside neighborhood) #1#2#3#4#5#6

39 Family Network Communication Plan Identify your out-of- area-phone contact (100 miles + away) …..Like Grandma in Nebraska Oh, I hope theyre ok ! #1#2#3#4#5#6

40 #3 Create a Disaster Supply Kit Everyone should have personal disaster supplies kits (5 + days) Keep them where you spend the most time (Home, Car, Work) Think mobility. Backpack or small bags are best. Also plastic bins or garbage cans on wheels. #1#2#3#4#5#6


42 #4 Identify My homes potential weaknesses and begin to fix them #1#2#3#4#5#6

43 #1#2#3#4#5#6 The wood frame was not well-anchored nor braced on its foundation. Structural Damage

44 Unreinforced Masonry Damage Brick, stone and concrete masonry block walls are easily damaged in earthquakes unless they are reinforced with steel.

45 A 3-foot fall from grace The front steps show the former level of the first floor before the unbraced cripple walls toppled over and "let the family down."

46 Apartment and condominium buildings are also at risk A common problem with condominium and apartment buildings is a weak first floor level. The problem is the large openings in the ground floor walls, such as garage door openings or open parking bays. These walls are collapse-prone in strong earthquakes and should be strengthened.

47 Understand your Earthquake Risk

48 TRUE OR FALSE – During an earthquake you should head for the doorway. False YOU ARE SAFER PRACTICING THE DROP, COVER, AND HOLD maneuver under a sturdy piece of furniture like a strong desk or table. Triangle of Life Theory

49 #5 When it Shakes DROP, COVER & HOLD Indoors In bed In high-rise Outdoors Driving In Stadium or Theater Near the beach #1#2#3#4#5#6

50 #6 After the shaking stops First take care of your own situation Check for injuries (Take a first aid class) –ABCs –Treat for Shock –Spinal injury Check for damage –Fire –Gas leak –Damaged Electrical wiring –Downed Utility lines –Fallen objects –Spills –Damaged Masonry #1#2#3#4#5#6

51 After Shaking Stops (cont.) On Campus: Go to designated Building Evacuation Assembly Point Check in with your evacuation warden & report injuries or damages Await further instructions Send a runner to 1 (of 8) Mass Assembly Areas on campus #1#2#3#4#5#6

52 TRUE OR FALSE EVERYONE WILL PANIC False people usually take protective actions and help others both during and after the shaking.

53 Training requirements and commitments 27 teams established CERT role in an emergency Other Trainings available through EH&S

54 #7 When Safe, Follow Disaster Plan First one to five days after the earthquake –Be in communication –Check your food and water supplies Long term recovery –Contact insurance company –Presidential-declared disaster Learn from experience –Plan and prepare for disaster –Dont leave yourself vulnerable

55 Recovery Process Immediate ReliefRehabilitationReconstruction Lasting a few daysNumber of monthsNumber of years

56 Recovery Process Waiting in Line for Supplies

57 Recovery Process Wide Spread Power Outages

58 In Addressing Your Units Earthquake Risk… Consider and review the structural and nonstructural conditions when locating space types on and off campus. –Age and type of construction of the buildings –Consider the geographic location in relationship to identified hazards (ie., Liquefaction or landslide zones) Securing High value equipment and Hazardous Materials

59 Other Considerations… Does the your unit have an Emergency Evacuation and Operations Plan? When was it last updated? Have you planned appropriately for your special needs population? Does your Unit have a Unit Response Center? Does your unit have a Business Continuity Management Plan? (as required under APS 13.2) Has your unit discussed what role it will play at the University in a Large-Scale event? Does each department have disaster supply kits prepared?... Or even phone trees?

60 Important Phone Numbers 9-1-1 (from campus phones) 206 – 897 – INFO (UW Telephone Hotline) RED ALERTSRED ALERTS (Posted on UW Homepage, UWIN, MyUW, UWEM) 206-685-UWPD (UW Police non- emergency) KIRO – 710AM (Emergency Alert System – local radio station)

61 Where to get information? Visit the UWEM website: Look for the UWEM Emergency Procedures Poster in Hallways NOAA Weather-Radio Grab some Hand outs Sign up for the new UW Alert

62 Emergency Survival Packs Located in HUB at the ticket counter $21 vs $25 - $40 (stores) Self-sufficient for 3 + days Best ones are those you make yourself and customize Also available at places that sell camping supplies (REI, GI Joes, Costco, Walmart, etc…)

63 Future UWEM Efforts Relocate the EOC to University Tower Complex Increased emphasis all-hazards approach Enhance Crisis Communication More fully engage the Faculty, Researchers and Students Continue to pursue Federal grants Address Special Needs populations & Emergent Volunteers issues More drills and exercises Engage units and departments in Business Continuity Planning Grow staff from current 1.5 FTE to meet demand!

64 Disaster Planning and Response Is Everyones Responsibility Even you need to be informed about what to do in event of a disaster and to be prepared.

65 For more information please contact: Steve Charvat, MPA, CEM Director UW Emergency Management 22 Gerberding Hall Box 351275 Seattle, WA 98195-1275 USA Phone: (206) 897-8080 FAX: (206) 897-8001

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