Home Retrofit

Description Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home. Prior to 1980, building codes did […]

Read More »

Home Retrofit

Register at goo.gl… Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home. Prior to 1980, building […]

Read More »

Home Retrofit

Register at goo.gl… Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home. Prior to 1980, building […]

Read More »

Public meeting on earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and preparedness

Learn the latest from Bill Steele of UW’s Pacific NW Seismic Network about earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes; and from Cindi Barker of Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs on how to organize a neighborhood for whatever disaster is to come. Click for background from the Pacific NW Seismic Network, Seattle Emergency Hubs, and Eastlake Community Council.  This […]

Read More »

Earthquake Home Retrofit Class

Prior to 1980, building codes did not require builders to secure houses to their foundations. This does not mean that every house built before 1980 is “unsecured”, only that it was not a requirement. If your home is not properly secured, it may be at increased risk of “slipping” off the foundation during an earthquake. […]

Read More »

Earthquake Home Retrofit Class

Prior to 1980, building codes did not require builders to secure houses to their foundations. This does not mean that every house built before 1980 is “unsecured”, only that it was not a requirement. If your home is not properly secured, it may be at increased risk of “slipping” off the foundation during an earthquake. […]

Read More »

Citywide Hub Drill

This will be our main exercise to take place in the field – at the actual hub locations for the hubs who participate this year.  The disaster we will be practicing will be a major earthquake and we will be doing this drill in conjunction with the ACS team.  Watch the website for details to […]

Read More »

Disaster Book Club – “Full Rip 9.0”

This month the Seattle Office of Emergency Management is reading “Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.” Author and Seattle Times Science Reporter, Sandi Doughton, will be at our first meeting to discuss earthquakes. Representatives from Seattle Office of Emergency Management will be there to answer preparedness questions and facilitate discussion. Don’t forget […]

Read More »