Archive Monthly Archives: October 2015

Emergency Preparedness Survey 2015

Purpose of the Survey

PRR, in collaboration with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM), conducted research to:
•Measure the level of awareness and need for preparing for disasters with new and standardized measures for use in future surveys.
•Measure the level of preparedness for the residents of Seattle and the effectiveness of public education programs to educate and motivate people to take action to prepare.
•Compare the survey results to previous studies to determine if the level of awareness and preparedness has changed.
•Determine if there has been change in how people in Seattle receive their information and who influences them to take action.
•Identify if there are trends for particular demographics.
•Identify barriers to preparedness and compare to other research to see if there are new barriers that need to be considered in developing outreach campaigns or programs.
The results of the survey will be used to inform OEM future communication/outreach efforts to further improve the disaster preparedness of Seattle citizens

I have attached the results for us to see. This was sponsored by the Seattle Office of Emergency Managment (OEM)

All the best,

MIQA Support

Get Ready to ShakeOut – Register Now!

You are invited to join millions of people worldwide who will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” on October 15th at 10:15 a.m. during the 2015 Great Washington ShakeOut!

More than 26.5 million people were registered in ShakeOut drills worldwide in 2014. Participating is an easy and fun way for your family and organization to become better prepared for earthquakes.

Visit the Great ShakeOut’s website to learn more about the drill and how you can participate.

What are the chances of an earthquake happening in Seattle?

Seattle has an 84% chance of experiencing a magnitude 6.8 or greater earthquake in the next 50 years, and a 14% chance of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake during that same time.

Knowing to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during an earthquake could help save your life. Practicing those three simple steps at home and in the workplace will ensure that when the ground starts shaking, you will be ready!

Visit Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) website to learn more about Seattle’s earthquake risk.

What else can you do to prepare?

“Drop, Cover and Hold On”  is an important part of protecting yourself during an earthquake. There are a number of other steps you can take to prepare BEFORE an earthquake happens. These include:

  • Developing a family disaster plan
  • Securing heavy furniture to walls to reduce the risk of injuries from falling objects
  • Knowing how and when to shut off utilities after an earthquake
  • Storing emergency food and drinking water
  • Signing up online for the City’s new emergency alert and notification system – AlertSeattle:

To  learn more about what you can do to prepare yourself, your home, your family and your workplace, visit OEM’s website.

Public Outreach Section

Office of Emergency Management

City of Seattle | Seattle Police Department

105 5th Avenue South, Suite #300; Seattle, WA 98104