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New Yorker Earthquake Article Goes Viral - thousands read about "The Really Big One"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Hi, everyone! Jen Mahan here. Today I want to share my thoughts on the article that has taken social media by storm - The New Yorker article "The Really Big One: An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when", by Kathryn Schulz.

In case you haven't read it, here's a link: The New Yorker article

I encourage you to take a few minutes and read it. As CERTs, we have trained to help ourselves, our families, and our neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic disaster. But are we prepared for the hardships we'll face in the weeks, months, and years following such an event?  

The article touches on the difference in Japan's preparedness levels versus ours. What can we do to build a culture of readiness in our families, communities, and workplaces?

Share your ideas with me and I'll include them in the August newsletter.  Email your idea, along with your name and neighborhood to cert@kirklandwa.gov.  

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