Planning to attend the Count Me In When Disaster Strikes Town Hall Tuesday, March 15 at Edmonds Community College? We’ve developed a poll with some questions to get you thinking — Do you have a plan? Do you have the supplies you need?
Submit your answers, and be prepared to discuss with your neighbors Tuesday night.
The mission of this free inaugural event, set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., is to start a conversation about what it means to be prepared. First responders will lay the groundwork, providing simple steps that attendees can take to become disaster-ready — and information that can be shared with families, neighbors and co-workers.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Brian Atwater, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist based at the University of Washington. His research on earthquake and tsunami hazards hastened consensus that the Pacific Northwest is subject to earthquakes as large as magnitude 9. Atwater’s work was cited in the recent New Yorker article “The Really Big One.”
Atwater’s presentation will be from 7-8 p.m. Both before and after the presentation — from 6:30-7 p.m. and again from 8-8:30 p.m. — those attending can visit information booths focused on disaster preparedness. We also invite citizens to pinpoint where they live on a giant South Snohomish County map to aid in neighborhood preparedness efforts.
The event is free, but registration is requested at the following link: https://bit.ly/SnoCoDisaster.