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QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Each year, over 1,000 earthquakes are recorded in Washington State.

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15 to 20 of these earthquakes are strong enough to be felt.

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Deep Earthquakes Near Seattle • 1872

North Cascades - estimated magnitude 7.4

• 1949

Olympia

• 1965

Seattle-Tacoma - magnitude 6.5

• 2001

Nisqually

- magnitude 7.1

- magnitude 6.8

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A Brief History of QA-Magnolia Disaster Planning • August 2005 Hurricane Katrina Gulf Coast & New Orleans • February & March 2006 Magnolia Community Preparedness Meetings • April 2006 QA-Magnolia District Council - City of Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee meets for the first time. 5 QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan


Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee • Made up of members of various community groups • Assisted by representatives from District Council, Seattle Emergency Management, & Department of Neighborhoods 6 QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan


Assess vulnerabilities and potential resources Grant from Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods to distribute packets that include... – QA & Magnolia threats and resources maps. – Letter to neighborhood businesses and houses of worship – Various materials

Result: Committee received commitments from recipients willing to consider being a resource in time of disaster. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Other Research Studied other groups and attended meetings – SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) – ACS (Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service) – University of Washington Hospital – Medical Services in a Disaster – West Seattle Emergency Response group QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Studied Other Plans • Seattle Disaster Readiness and Response Plan • University of Washington UW Campus Emergency Management Response Plan Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Emergency Management Crisis Communications Plan • Bartell Drugstore Emergency Response Plan • Boeing Company Disaster Preparedness Plan QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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More Plans • New York Public Library Disaster Plan Workbook • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Business Continuity Plan • American Red Cross, Bay Area Chapter Disaster Response Web-Based Communications Project • US Food And Nutrition Service (Fns) Commodity Program Disaster Manual QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Queen Anne Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Second Tier Disaster Response Plan for the Queen Anne / Magnolia District 11


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Mission Statement: Create a comprehensive plan for disaster preparedness and response at the district level and communicate that plan to our Queen Anne Magnolia District.

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Goal: A program of action and resources that will ensure optimal recovery from a disaster. Create a basic information conduit to and from emergency services. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Disaster Event: – An earthquake or windstorm – Significant property damage – Prolonged period of time with limited or no utilities or public services QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Disaster Timeline

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1. Preparedness Phase: Best-case • All households have enough supplies

to last for 5 to 7 days. • Businesses, schools, and houses of worship have their Emergency Disaster Survival and Recovery Plans. • All are familiar with the Second Tier Disaster Response Plan. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Immediately Post-Disaster Potential Time of No Services • • • • •

most vulnerable period for survivors. When will the power come back on? When will phone service resume? When will the roads be cleared? What is happening with the water supply? QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Communication: Highest Priority • Seattle Emergency Management and other city agencies need information about the conditions in neighborhoods. • Neighborhoods need to report power outages, injuries, and hazardous conditions to utilities and other authorities. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Communication Hubs • • •

permanent community bulletin board structures message centers during the “No Services” phase after a disaster permanent, weatherproof place with general and neighborhood-specific emergency preparedness instructions, pertinent contact information, and the District Response Plan. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Communication Hub QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Communications Hub Locations Magnolia • Magnolia Village - West Magnolia Playfield at 32nd Ave. West • Magnolia Thriftway 3830 34th Ave W

Queen Anne • Seattle Center • East Queen Anne Playfield / Little Howe Park 1912 Warren Ave N • David Rodgers Park 2800 1st Ave. W QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Communications Hub Plan

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SNAP volunteers and other individuals will check on the welfare of their neighbors, assess damage in their locale, and make their way to the nearest Communication Hub where •

They will leave handwritten notes reporting damage to roads, landslides, injuries, or no utility service.

Notes should specify level of urgency date, contact address and phone number.

See notes that others have left, with information about which stores may be open, where to obtain emergency medical care or transportation, or where help is needed. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Communication Hubs •

Gathering points for people to exchange information and quell rumors.

…will be among the first places that Emergency Management and utility workers will look to find out about the condition of the neighborhood. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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ACS, RACES / ARES “Ham” Radio Operators •

Will gather information to transmit to emergency services

Will post times and locations where they will be available to transmit urgent messages

will post news and messages for the public,. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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4. Initial Recovery: • The City or the Red Cross sets up emergency services • utilities are repaired • health services become available • some businesses will resume operation. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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5. Long Term Recovery Phase: • Seattle Emergency Management Liaison Officer will work with volunteer to organize and publicize a community Disaster Recovery Meeting.

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receive feedback and assessment on how the disaster recovery was handled, if previous planning worked, and how it could be improved, etc.

assessment of the level of damage incurred.

Information about and help with FEMA Disaster Assistance grants and deadlines.

Information about grief counseling.

General morale building and celebration of survival. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Yearly Community Meetings • • •

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sponsored by Community Council facilitated by Seattle Emergency Management representative. update neighborhood about Disaster Response Plan, SNAP and Block Watch programs, emergency communications programs. contact and volunteer information Information about preparing for emergencies.

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Seattle Emergency Management Representative •

will issue press release before and after the neighborhood meeting to generate attendance, and report on the materials covered at the meeting.

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create a small number of flyers announcing the meetings to be posted on community bulleting boards and Communication Hubs QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Web Page

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Seattle Emergency Management will maintain a neighborhood /district web page at www.Seattle.gov. notices of the annual meetings, press release materials, neighborhood-specific emergency preparedness instructions, contact information map of the Communication Hub locations. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Summary of Plan •

A permanent Neighborhood District Liaison at Seattle Emergency Management: oversees continuing implementation of the Plan, maintains contact information for SNAP groups and Ham Radio Operators, periodically contacts the press with informational updates.

Neighborhood District volunteers: work with Liaison Officer to publicize annual meetings, keep an eye on the Communication Hubs, and stay in touch with the community.

Funding to erect and maintain the Communication Hubs.

Informational materials to post at the Communication Hubs.

Annual community meetings to update new residents about disaster preparedness and Communication Hubs, and recruit volunteers for SNAP and Ham Radio groups.

A Post-Disaster follow-up community meeting to exchange information and provide moral support. QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Contact Information for Resources Seattle Office of Emergency Management Barb Graff, Director Website: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/ Email: sem@seattle.gov (206) 233-7123

Mark Howard Strategic Advisor II Phone: 206-684-7727 Email: mark.howard@seattle.gov http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/contact.htm

SNAP Group info: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (206) 233-7123 SNAP@seattle.gov QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Additional Resource Contact Information Queen Anne Neighborhood Service Center Christa Dumpys, Neighborhood District Coordinator 206-684-4812 Email: christa.dumpys@seattle.gov

Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) Mark Sheppard, Director (206) 684-5027 Email: mark.sheppard@seattle.gov

ARES / RACES Amateur Radio Emergency Service & Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service http://www.aresofkingcounty.org/ QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Queen Anne Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee http://www.seattledisaster.org Chair: Frank Gaul (206) 284-2696 ftgaul@earthlink.net QA Magnolia Emergency Planning Committee Disaster Response Plan

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Magnolia QA District Disaster Response Plan  

This is a draft plan written in May, 2008 by the QAMagnolia Emergency Planning Committee in conjunction with Seattle Emergency Management,...

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