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1 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Washington State Pilot Project for Community Outreach and Education: Tokeland and the Shoalwater Bay Tribe briefed by Timothy J. Walsh Washington Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Earth Resources

2 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center SEC. 3. PURPOSES The purposes of this Act are—.... (4) to improve and increase education and outreach activities and ensure that those receiving tsunami warnings and the at-risk public know what to do when a tsunami is approaching;

3 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center PUBLIC LAW 109–424—DEC. 20, 2006 (c) PROGRAM COMPONENTS.—The program under this section shall—... (2) promote and improve community outreach and education networks and programs to ensure community readiness, including the development of comprehensive coastal risk and vulnerability assessment training and decision support tools, implementation of technical training and public education pro-grams, and providing for certification of prepared communities;

4 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center FROM THE JUNE, 2008, MEETING IN PORTLAND: MOTION: FUND $60K TO BEGIN EDUCATION INITIATIVE + $15K FOR STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT + $15K FOR GIS WORKSHOP (TOTAL $90K), W/BALANCE CARRIED OVER. CARRIED.

5 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center OBJECTIVES OF THE PILOT PROJECT The primary objective was to conduct a Pilot Project to develop, test, and refine a critical component that is essential to the NTHMP Educational Program – i.e., a curriculum for Community-specific Tsunami Public Education Workshops. The Shoalwater Bay Tribe in Pacific County, WA, hosted a Community-specific Tsunami Public Education Workshop, with participants that included officials and residents of both the Tribe and the neighboring communities of Tokeland and North Cove, WA.

6 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center PRE-WORKSHOP COORDINATION MEETING On 15 July 2008, a meeting was held at the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center. The purpose of the meeting was to identify (1) the tsunami public education needs of the community and (2) possible participants. Local community officials, tribal leaders, personnel of the Washington Emergency Management Division and Workshop facilitators identified the following Workshop topics, tailored to be community-specific: Earthquake Risk Tsunami Modeling Inundation Maps Community Exposure Community Resilience Tsunami Warning Evacuation Table-top Exercise

7 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Why are we here today? Discussion led by Nicolás Arcos, NOAA PMEL UW/JISAO

8 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Earthquake and Tsunami Risk in Tokeland: by Timothy J. Walsh Washington Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Earth Resources

9 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Tsunami Modeling: What is it, and why do it ? Discussion Leader: Frank González NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory & UW Department of Earth & Space Science

10 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center How High is High Enough? (in Tokeland) Tsunami Inundation Mapping in Washington by Timothy J. Walsh Washington Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Earth Resources

11 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Community Exposure to Tsunamis Nathan Wood Western Geographic Science Center What community assets are in tsunami-prone areas? What impact could a tsunami have on the community’s economy, critical infrastructure, and social services? Are there special-needs populations in tsunami-prone areas of your community that will need additional assistance in preparing for and recovering after an event? Community Exposure to Tsunamis

12 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center How can you make your community more RESILIENT? Discussion led by Nicolás Arcos, NOAA/PMEL and UW/JISAO

13 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Emergency Management Program Lee Shipman, Emergency Mgmt. Director P.O Box 130 Tokeland, WA Phone:

14 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center TSUNAMI WARNING WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! George Crawford, NOAA/PMEL SeismicReady Consulting NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center

15 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center

16 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Community Table Top Exercise Discussion led by George Crawford, NOAA PMEL SeismicReady Consulting

17 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center 17 What is a Tabletop Exercise? Facilitated Discussion Address processes and coordination Identify problems and begin developing solutions No time pressures, low stress, promote free and open exchange of ideas Familiarization with community tsunami preparedness

18 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center 18 Purpose Build better risk reduction processes and increase effectiveness of community preparedness, response and recovery

19 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center 19 Rules of Play A SITUATION will be presented QUESTIONS related to the SITUATION will be posed One person speaks at a time All ideas and comments are welcome and encouraged

20 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center 20 September 6, 2008 SITUATION You’ve just attended the Tsunami Education Workshop You’ve learned about the tsunami hazard and tools to reduce the impact to your community QUESTIONS How is your community prepared for a tsunami? How can you improve Preparedness?

21 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center 21 September 7, 2008 at 8:00 am SITUATION A 9.2 Earthquake occurs in Alaska Tsunami Watch is issued for Washington Media is reporting extensive damage in Anchorage and that a Tsunami was generated QUESTIONS What is the potential impact on your community? What actions would you take (If any)?

22 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center 22 September 7, 2008 at 9:45 am SITUATION Tsunami Warning is issued for Washington Media is reporting tsunami caused damage in coastal areas of Alaska and Canada Tsunami Warning Center recommends evacuation from low-lying coastal areas Projected wave arrival time to Tokeland is 12:15PM QUESTIONS How do you know whether or not to evacuate? Will you take anything with you? Where do you evacuate to? Vertical evacuation? How are disabled and visitors evacuated?

23 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center 23 September 8, 2008 at 1PM SITUATION Tsunami Warning is cancelled for your community Damage to homes and casino is reported QUESTIONS Can you return home after the tsunami is cancelled? How can you reduce your communities exposure?

24 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center 24 GENERAL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What are the community needs:  Short-Term?  Long-Term? Should your community become TsunamiReady?

25 1.How important were the topics discussed at the Workshop? 2.Did attending the Workshop give you a better understanding of your community’s tsunami risk? 3.Were tsunami risk reduction activities for your community effectively identified and prioritized, at the Workshop? 4.Overall, were the Workshop instructors responsive and effective? 5.How useful were the Posters and Displays? 6.How useful was the Workshop to your everyday life? 7.Overall satisfaction with the Workshop. 8.Would you recommend this Workshop to other communities? 9.Additional comments.

26 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Increase hands-on activities Define “Local Tsunami Advocate” role and support Minimize technical details Conduct pre-and post-Workshop knowledge assessments Evaluation responses and other feedback were overwhelming positive. As expected, Question 9 also helped to identify needed improvements. These suggested improvements included

27 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Specific Needs and Recommended Action Items: Prepare a Contact List. Identify Special Needs Population. Improve Emergency Supplies Plan. Acquire More Preparedness Literature Establish Temporary Shelters. Improve Media Coverage. Primarily Community-led Needs and Action Items (with County/State assistance)

28 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Specific Needs and Recommended Action Items: Develop County-Community Proposal Provide more information on available resources and tools Conduct Additional Workshops. Develop Step-by-step Guide to Establish and Maintain Community Preparedness Assess Modeling Needs. Improve Signage. Primarily County/State-led Action Items (with Community collaboration)

29 NTHMP Tsunami Public Education Workshop 6 September Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center Specific Needs and Recommended Action Items: Prepare a Contact List. Identify Special Needs Population. Improve Emergency Supplies Plan. Acquire More Preparedness Literature Establish Temporary Shelters. Improve Media Coverage.


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