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The Monthly Connection
June 2011

Disaster ready...prepared people,
resilient community

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June Tip of the Month: Check out the re-vamped website! Lots of great info, including links to local emergency services wherever you live in King County. Try your hand at Disaster Sudoku, find out about different training opportunities, download templates for your personal plan and more. News to Know:

  • The Disaster Resource Book is now available in six languages beside English! We recently added Japanese and Burmese to the original Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Russian. Turn to the Language Resources section for this neat resource, videos, flyers and more.
  • Triangle of Life this alternate theory on how to stay safe in an earthquake still grabs peoples attention. The viral email making the rounds this time is a re-packaged version that touts the same dangerous misinformation. Dont get caught up in the hysteria! For the record, drop, cover and hold is the best practice here in the United States. Go here for more.
  • How I Became a Disaster Preparedness Freak learn how quicksand and liquefaction changed Karrie Kohlhaas life and attitude in this funny post from The Vashon Line.
  • Make a Safety Map group organizers, check this out. An on-line resource that allows you to geographically pinpoint your meeting place, print, email and personalize for your own use.

The Grand Prize for this years 3 to Get Ready campaign goes to Curtis Watson of Everett, WA!
Big congrats to Curtis and everyone who got themselves and others better prepared for disaster in the month of April. Curtis, his wife and child are the lucky recipients of a family supply kit, trip to Victoria, BC aboard the Blackball Ferry, overnight stay, and tickets to Butchart Gardens. More than 5,100 people visited the website, and 1,745 entered for prize drawings. The first 200 entrants (and recipients of 24 second-place emergency kits and 176 third-place crank radios) came largely from the King/Snohomish County area Seattle, Shoreline and Lynnwood were the top three areas, with others from Maple Valley, Puyallup, Redmond, Kent and Auburn. Entrants registered from as far away as Florida, South Dakota, Kansas, Nevada and Canada.

Calendar Announcements

  • Last SNAP Class until September Tuesday, June 7, 6:30-7:45 p.m. High Point Branch Library, 3411 SW Raymond, 98126.  Free and open to the public, no registration necessary.

And in July

Coming Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northgate Mall the first-ever What If Expo activities, demonstrations, preparedness and more! Mark your calendar for this fun-filled event hosted by Fisher Communications with regional sponsorship from local emergency management agencies. Stay tuned to KOMO-TV, KOMO News Radio, Star 101.5-FM and KVI 570-AM for more.

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