Emergency Preparedness Group Hosts Earthquake Film

West Seattle Be Prepared 2011 Training & Education series continues on May 16th, as West Seattle Be Prepared joins forces with Mark Howard from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management to present the documentary, Cascadia -The Hidden Fire at the West Seattle Senior Center at 4217 SW Oregon St. just around the corner from California Avenue SW in the Alaska Junction.

This is a groundbreaking 60-minute film by Michael Leinau and Lisa Knorr that educates homeowners, business owners and educators on earthquake hazards unique to the Cascadia region and how to effectively prepare for and survive them. The film is an extraordinary presentation on the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the same threat that Japan experienced.

The special guest Chris Jonientz-Trisler, who is featured in the film, will give a presentation after the film to update us on what has been learned since the film was made and how it might affect our area specifically. She will also cover what types of mitigation programs are in place and what more we can do.

Jonientz-Trisler’s background includes 11 years of seismology lab work (earthquake and volcano research, working with the public on what it means) and 19 years with FEMA — 15 of those running the regional Earthquake, Volcano and Tsunami Programs. The last 4 years, she has managed the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs to mitigate flood and earthquake impacts in the Pacific Northwest.

Everyone is welcome to come learn more about the hazards in our region and what we can do to mitigate and prepare for the big one!

Event Detail

  • FREE screening of “Cascadia — The Hidden Fire”
  • Followed by discussion and Q&A.
  • Where: West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon Street, corner of California Ave SW & Oregon, 2nd floor; the entrance is on SW Oregon Street

For more information, contact Deborah Greer, westseattlebeprepared@gmail.com, also check out their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=300892977134, and subscribe to their Twitter feed http://twitter.com/wsbeprepared