While disasters such as earthquakes, landslides or floods can’t always be prevented, we can be prepared. To help citizens prepare for and recover from disasters, DPD has launched the DPD Emergency Management website.
The Emergency Management website contains an abundance of information on both preparedness for and recovery from disasters such as earthquakes and landslides, including information on the DPD home retrofit program, a link to the DPD Seattle Landslide Study, and how to apply for an emergency repair permit.
The site also links to a number of emergency management resources, like King County Emergency Services, Seattle’s Project Impact, FEMA, the Red Cross, and USGS information on landslides in Seattle. We plan to list even more resources, such as a DPD PowerPoint presentation on landslide occurence in Seattle, in the near future.
DPD’s role in the City’s emergency preparedness efforts includes:
- Providing Seattle residents with information to help homes and businesses prepare for possible disasters.
- Making sure residences and businesses meet City codes and regulations upon approval of a DPD permit.
- Performing rapid evaluations of structures in the event of an earthquake, landslide or other emergency that causes structural damage.
- Providing expedited emergency repair permits following a disaster.