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Know Disaster “Before” It Arrives

Posted 9/6/2013 9:02 AM by MDGREGORY
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The Spokane County Hazard Mitigation Planning Steering Committee invites all Spokane County residents to participate in one of two public meetings being held September 11th & 12th, where the results of Spokane County’s most recent disaster analysis will be displayed.

Whether you live within city limits or in the unincorporated area of Spokane County, you need to prepare BEFORE disaster strikes. Our county is subject to wildfires, flooding, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. You may not have experienced these first-hand although, knowing how to prepare for these events by recognizing risks and identifying potential hazards through Hazard Mitigation planning is critical.

2 Opportunities/Locations to attend: The Local Disaster Analysis results meetings will be held as follows:

1st Location & Date:

DATE
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
TIME
6:00 PM -8:30 PM

LOCATION
Spokane Fire Training Center
1618 N. Rebecca, Spokane, WA
(East end of Spokane Community College)

2nd Location & Date:

DATE
Thursday, September 12, 2013
TIME
6:00 PM -8:30 PM

LOCATION
Deer Park Library Meeting Room
208 S Forest Ave, Deer Park, WA

The same information will be presented at each meeting, so those who wish to attend need only attend one date. The meetings will open with a brief presentation on the results and progress of the All Hazards Mitigation Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plan Updates. After the presentation, there will be an open house with computer model simulation and hazard maps to show countywide disaster vulnerabilities.

• Earthquake
• Flood – 50 year, 100 year and 500 year events
• Wildfire
• Landslides and mass movements
• Severe Weather

Staff will be available on site to answer questions and a computer model will be available to tell you what estimated damages after an earthquake or flood that you could personally experience. Based on the results we will discuss mitigation options that could limit future damage to your residence or property. Personal preparedness information will all be available to take home.

Questions??
Gerry Bozarth, Project Manager
Greater Spokane Emergency Management
(509) 477-7613 :: gbozarth@spokanecounty.org

OR

Rob Flaner, CFM
Tetra Tech, Inc.
(208) 939-4391 :: rob.flaner@tetratech.com

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