Join us for an emergency management evening public presentation, hosted by the City of Normandy Park and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 5:00 P.M., in the main auditorium at the Criminal Justice Training Center.
“What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster” will be the topic. Col. Kevin McMahan and staff from Camp Murray, Washington State Emergency Management, will provide the presentation. Camp Murray operations coordinate Washington State natural disaster services and resources.
Residents and business owners from the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac, Burien, Tukwila, and Federal Way, as well as Seattle Southside Chamber members are invited to attend. The average cycle for the types of earthquakes that would are characterized as, “the big one” is about 243 years, using the last 10,000 years as a measuring stick. We are beyond this average measure by 75 years. The chances of one of these earthquakes in the next 50 years is roughly between 10% and 33%. Such a quake is predicted to cause up to 30,000 landslides in the Seattle area alone (Schulz, Kathryn. “The Really Big One”, The New Yorker 2015).