The City of Normandy Park and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be hosting ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ – an Emergency Management Public Presentation – on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5 – 9 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien. 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 this free workshop.

The average cycle for the types of earthquakes that would be 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). Colonel 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.
For more information on the presentation, click here. For additional details, please contact Renatta Emerson at 206-575-1633. The Criminal Justice Training Center is located at 19010 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98148: ]]>

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