Sound Shake 2010: The Aftershock - Earthquake Exercise Series
While King County is threatened by wind storms, flooding, summer heat waves, and severe winter weather every year, a catastrophic earthquake is the highest-risk, highest-impact natural disaster facing our communities. In fact, scientists warn that the area is overdue for a major quake. Through “Sound Shake 2010: the Aftershock” Earthquake Exercise Series, King County’s public, private and non-profit agencies became better prepared for the potential impacts of such a disaster.
Culminating in the 2-day full-function exercise on October 6 and 7, Sound Shake 2010 included more than 25 public and private agencies from across King County. One of the key goals of Sound Shake 2010 was to facilitate communication and joint planning among area partners. To this end, participating agencies were involved in an ongoing series of meetings, seminars and drills to test communications and systems and identify best practices for disaster response and recovery.
See links to video & audio interviews below which highlight Sound Shake 2010 events.
Sound Shake Earthquake Guide for Businesses (610 KB; PDF; 12 pages)
A tool for facilitating earthquake preparedness at your workplace. Identify your organizational risks and hazards and develop an emergency plan.
Initial Planning Conference - Interviews
Sound Shake 2010 - Mid Planning Conference - Interviews from Sound Shake 2010 on Vimeo.
Sound Shake 2010 - American Red Cross Shelter Drill from Sound Shake 2010 on Vimeo.
Sound Shake 2010 – Regional Shelter Operations Tabletop from Sound Shake 2010 on Vimeo.
(Exercise summary and audio/video clips provided by King County Office of Emergency Management.)