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King County offers disaster preparedness meeting in Kent Sept. 25
Find out about preparing for a natural disaster from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.
The King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Partnership will host the meeting to discuss and display the county's most recent disaster analysis.
Whether you live in an urban or rural area of King County, everyone needs to prepare before disaster strikes. The region is subject to flooding, earthquakes, severe storms, and other natural disasters. Although you may not have experienced these firsthand, knowing how to prepare for these events by recognizing risks and identifying potential hazards through hazard mitigation is critical.
The meetings will open with a brief presentation on the results and progress of the King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is being updated in line with the county's commitment to creating communities that are more resilient to disasters.
After the presentation, there will be an open house with computer model simulation and hazard maps to show countywide disaster vulnerabilities.
Some of these vulnerabilities are:
• Flood – 50-year, 100-year and 500-year events
• Landslides and mass movements
• Severe weather
Partnership members and staff will be available to answer questions. A computer model will be available to demonstrate estimated damages if an earthquake or flood were to affect your community. Based on the results, experts will be available to discuss mitigation options that could limit future damage to your residence or property. Personal preparedness information will also be available to take home.