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Emergency and Earthquake Planning
What every citizen should know and how to equip and safeguard your home for an Emergency.  

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Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific NW 6/18/2013
Seattle Times reporter Sandi Doughton tells about scientists working to understand the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are.
Mayor`s Media Availability: Emergency Preparedness Hubs 5/22/2013
Former Mayor Mike McGinn announced that the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) have been awarded $35,000 from the FEMA Community Resilience Innovation Challenge. The cash award will establish community emergency preparedness "Hubs" in selected P-Patch community gardens in southeast Seattle, in addition to providing training and outreach tools for gardeners and community members of diverse communities.
Take Winter By Storm Campaign 10/22/2012
The Take Winter By Storm campaign is a collaborative, public-private effort spanning Western Washington, raising community awareness of hazardous weather to encourage behaviors that help protect lives and property.
Take Winter by Storm: Animal Rescue 11/13/2012
The Take Winter by Storm campaign demonstrates important items for a pet preparedness plan, including a look at the new emergency mobile animal shelter.
Mayor`s Media Availability: Winter Weather Preparedness 11/1/2012
Former Mayor Mike McGinn, Office of Emergency Management Director Barb Graff, Professor Cliff Mass and city staff brief the media on the city of Seattle`s winter season preparedness efforts.
Emergency Preparedness: Bob Friedlander and Nick Phoulaiat-Pacific Asian Empowerment Program 10/11/2012
Bob and Nick talk about the importance of community preparedness at the Filipino Community Center and some of the work they have done.
Emergency Preparedness: Dean Tong - Asian Counseling and Referral Services (Cantonese) 10/11/2012
Dean talks about the importance of community preparedness in the Chinese community and some ideas for getting started.
Emergency Preparedness: Dean Wong, Jocelyn Lui and Gary Tang - Asian Counseling and Referral Services 10/11/2012
This team from ACRS talk about the importance of community preparedness and some of the work they have done.
Emergency Preparedness: Donna Platt and Laura Gramer-Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center (ASL) 10/11/2012
Donna and Laura talk about the importance of community preparedness in the Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing community and share ideas for people with communication barriers.
Emergency Preparedness: Michael Neguse-Seattle Neighborhood Group 10/11/2012
Michael talks about the importance of community preparedness in the East African community and some of the work they have done.
Emergency Preparedness: Paulina Lopez-South Park Resident 10/11/2012
Paulina talks about the importance of community preparedness in South Park and ideas for getting started. (English and Spanish)
Emergency Preparedness: Slugo Rigor-International Drop-In Center 10/11/2012
Slugo talks about the importance of community preparedness at IDIC and some of the work they have done.
Former Mayor Mike McGinn: Storm Drain Tips 1/20/2012
Former Mayor Mike McGinn provides tips on cleaning your storm drain.
Winter Storm Tips: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Warning 1/19/2012
Warning about the dangers of carbon monoxide in English and Spanish.
Former Mayor Mike McGinn: Emergency Street Drain Cleaning 1/18/2012
Former Mayor Mike McGinn encourages Emergency Street Drain Cleaning.
Winter Storm Tips from Former Mayor Mike McGinn 1/18/2012
Former Mayor Mike McGinn provides winter storm tips from the Seattle Emergency Operations Center.
Winter Storm Tips from the Human Services Department 1/18/2012
The Seattle Human Services Department offers advice about stay in a warm, safe place during a storm. To find out more information, visit www.seattle.gov or call 211.
Winter Storm Tips from the Office of Emergency Management 1/18/2012
The City`s Deputy Director of Emergency Management shares how residents can learn more about emergency preps and how they can become active in helping to keep their neighbors and their city safer. For more information visit www.seattle.gov/emergency.
Winter Storm Tips from the Office of Emergency Management 1/18/2012
Learn how to have a disaster plan for your family and how to evacuate your home or your city if needed. For more information visit www.seattle.gov.
Winter Storm Tips from the Seattle Department of Transportation 1/18/2012
Learn how you can safely get around in a storm if you need to leave your house from a City Department of Transportation official. For more information visit www.seattle.gov.
Winter Storm Tips from the Seattle Fire Department 1/18/2012
Fire Battalion Chief Paul Atwater talks about the dangers of using bar-be-ques to heat your home in a cold snap and how residents can learn more about staying safe in a snow storm. For more information visit www.seattle.gov.
Winter Storm Tips from the Seattle Police Department 1/18/2012
Seattle Police Captain Mike Fann talks about the importance of not calling 911 during a storm if there isn`t a true emergency. For more storm related information, visit www.seattle.gov.
Winter Storm Tips from the Seattle Police Department 1/18/2012
Seattle Police Captain Mike Fann talks about the importance of being self sufficient in a storm and how to help keep the roads safe. For more information, visit www.seattle.gov.
Mayor`s Media Availability: City prepares for winter weather 11/9/2011
Former Mayor Mike McGinn outlines the City`s preparations for the upcoming winter weather season, including a new tool designed to keep travelers better informed about street conditions during snow/ice storms. McGinn discusses the City`s winter response plan and preparations to keep roads open for use. He will be joined by City department heads and King County Metro Transit.
Mayor`s Media Availability: Seattle RainWatch / Take Winter by Storm 10/24/2011
As another storm season approaches, the city of Seattle is ready with groundbreaking new weather tools that track and forecast rainfall and snow at the neighborhood level, potentially giving residents and officials lifesaving time to prepare.
Take Winter by Storm: Downed Power Line Safety 10/12/2011
Take Winter by Storm is a coordinated effort to prepare the public for winter emergencies. Cities of Seattle, Tacoma; and King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap Counties as well as Puget Sound Energy have combined resources to get the word out that winter emergencies are on the way.
Emergency PSA: Earthquake Safe Spots 1/11/2011
Visit seattle.gov/emergency
Emergency PSA: Power Outage 1/11/2011
Visit seattle.gov/emergency
CityStream: Winter Prep 12/9/2013
Are you ready for extreme weather? See how the city of Seattle is preparing for winter and how you and your family should be prepared when winter storms strike.
Emergency PSA - Back Up Medication 11/5/2010
Visit seattle.gov/emergency
Emergency PSA - Drop, Cover, Hold 11/5/2010
Visit seattle.gov/emergency
Emergency PSA - Emergency Kit 11/5/2010
Visit seattle.gov/emergency
Emergency PSA - Family Communication 11/5/2010
Visit seattle.gov/emergency
Take Winter By Storm: Emergency Kit 2/10/2010
visit takewinterbystorm.org
Take Winter By Storm: Freezing Weather 2/10/2010
visit takewinterbystorm.org
Take Winter By Storm: Green River Valley 2/10/2010
visit takewinterbystorm.org
Take Winter By Storm: Heavy Winds 2/10/2010
visit takewinterbystorm.org
Take Winter By Storm: Snow and Ice 2/10/2010
visit takewinterbystorm.org
Take Winter By Storm: Storm Drains 2/10/2010
visit takewinterbystorm.org
Take Winter By Storm: Winter Flooding 2/10/2010
visit takewinterbystorm.org
Personal and Family Preparedness - Korean 9/24/2009
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Laotian 9/24/2009
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Mandarin 9/24/2009
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Russian 9/24/2009
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Thai 9/24/2009
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Are You Prepared? Secure Your Bookcases 6/11/2009
Learn how to secure your bookcases in case of an earthquake.
Are You Prepared? Secure Your Foundation 6/11/2009
Learn how to secure your foundation in case of an earthquake.
Are You Prepared? Secure Your Pictures and TV 6/11/2009
Learn how to secure your pictures and TV in case of an earthquake.
Are You Prepared? Secure Your Water Heater 6/11/2009
Learn how to secure your water heater in case of an earthquake.
Emergency Operations Ctr: Severe Weather Briefing 12/17/2008
Find out how City leaders are preparing for the cold weather and snow that's expected to hit Seattle this week. Plus learn what you can do to protect your house from cold weather damage.
Mayor's Press Conference: Emergency Food 11/12/2008
Former Mayor Greg Nickels discusses his proposal for additional financial support for emergency food and meals programs, and encourages Seattle residents to donate and volunteer at local food banks.
Mayor's Press Conference: EOC Grand Opening 5/17/2008
Former Mayor Greg Nickels celebrated the grand opening of the city’s new Fire Station 10, Fire Alarm Center, and Emergency Operations Center -- all located in one complex at the southern edge of downtown. The 60,333 square-foot complex is the largest project in the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response levy, passed by Seattle voters in 2003. The newly constructed Fire Station 10 is the first levy-funded station to open.
Personal and Family Preparedness 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Amharic 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Cambodian 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Cantonese 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Oromo 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Somali 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Spanish 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Tagalog 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Tigrinya 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
Personal and Family Preparedness - Vietnamese 4/4/2008
This preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters.
City Inside/Out: Seattle Fault Line 3/28/2008
This week's edition of City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas takes a look at the Seattle Fault Line. The recently discovered fault line runs right through the heart of the Emerald City. But what does that mean to residents? What does it mean to be prepared? And when the "big one" hits, how much damage could happen here? We'll talk to area seismologists to find out what it all means.
CityStream 11/1/2007
On this edition of CityStream with Marcie Sillman, survival guru, author and rat chompin’ guy Cody Lundin shows how to be ready for when All Hell Breaks Loose. Then, preparing for the Big One is anything but business as usual for a particular downtown Seattle office building. Also, Lowell Deo discovers a Seattle neighborhood that takes charm to new Heights. And, Nancy Guppy introduces one of the sharpest musicians you ever saw.
CityStream Splash Back: All Hell Breaks Loose 11/1/2007
Survival guru, author and rat chompin’ guy Cody Lundin shows how to be ready for when All Hell Breaks Loose. This feature originally appeared on CityStream 11/1/2007, the SEATTLE CHANNEL's weekly magazine show.
History in Motion: The Bombing of Seattle 6/18/2007
The football stadium at the University of Washington was the site of a major civil defense drill on June 13, 1943. Organizers staged a mock air raid, set fire to mock buildings, and helped Seattle prepare for an attack that, fortunately, never came. Courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives.
City Inside/Out: Disaster Response 5/18/2007
This week's City Inside/Out takes an in-depth look at the After-Action Reports from the December/Hanukkah Eve storm and what is being done to prepare for the next disaster, either natural or manmade. Guests: Jean Godden, Chair, Council Energy Committee; Chuck Clarke, Director, Seattle Public Utilities; Barb Graff, Director, Office of Emergency Management.
Just In Case 1/23/2007
Emergency Readiness for Older Adults and Caregivers
Special Council Briefing: Storm Recovery 12/22/2006
A debrief on 2006 Storm Response. **Please note the audio quality is diminished due to an unforeseen technical issue. **
City Emergency Preparedness 9/14/2006
In the event of a major disaster in Seattle, emergency preparedness will be critical to how well we can respond to and recover from such an event. In this program, we show how the City of Seattle has been planning and training for City-wide emergencies. We also learn about the importance of citizen participation in preparing for a major disaster.
Irwin Redlener: "Americans at Risk" 9/14/2006
Irwin Redlener, founder and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University and author of Americans at RISK, talks about what's wrong with our approach to preventing and responding to mega-disasters. He analyzes the role of NGOs such as the American Red Cross and describes in frank terms a government with a track record of cronyism and a stunning disregard for accountability. Of special concern are America's increasingly dysfunctional and expensive health care system and a disengaged and uninformed citizenry. Redlener also outlines what can by done-by governments and individuals-to reduce the devastation of future disasters. Presented by Town Hall and the University Book Store.
Emergency Preparedness 10/7/2005
C.R. Douglas tours a residential home with Emergency Preparedness Expert Cornell Amaya to learn about important steps one can take at home to prepare for an earthquake.
Water Heater Strapping for Earthquake Safety Emergency Management 11/17/2003
Learn the simple steps for securing your water heater.
What to do in case of an earthquake 4/15/2003
Important emergency information for citizens. This video was prepared with the assistance of the Emergency Operations Center.





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