natural disaster http://kuow.org en Washington Schools Face Multiple Threats From Natural Disasters http://kuow.org/post/washington-schools-face-multiple-threats-natural-disasters <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/043014AJ_SchoolsDisasterPlan_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Oso landslide, with 41 dead and two still missing, could be the the third-worst natural disaster in Washington history after the Stevens Pass Avalanche of 1910&#160;and the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.<p> Thu, 01 May 2014 15:17:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 33670 at http://kuow.org Washington Schools Face Multiple Threats From Natural Disasters States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations http://kuow.org/post/states-lawmakers-want-feds-use-new-math-fema-calculations It's no question the weather's been brutal for some communities, including Washington, Ill., a town of 15,000 in the central part of the state. When a tornado <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/17/245817868/tornadoes-in-illinois-cause-severe-damage" target="_blank">ripped through the area</a> last November three people died and more than a thousand homes were damaged.<p>Displaced residents recently filled the pews at a local church for a town meeting. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:49:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 32163 at http://kuow.org States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations Representative Suzan DelBene Joins Mudslide Relief Efforts http://kuow.org/post/representative-suzan-delbene-joins-mudslide-relief-efforts <p>Marcie Sillman checks in with U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene, who serves the 1st Congressional District, about helping on the scene of the Oso mudslide. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:47:42 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Christine Streich 31313 at http://kuow.org Representative Suzan DelBene Joins Mudslide Relief Efforts Seattle Woman's Great Aunt Faced Tough Decision On The Titanic http://kuow.org/post/seattle-womans-great-aunt-faced-tough-decision-titanic <p></p><p>This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Most people who boarded the luxury ocean liner didn’t survive the trip. For some, the only thing separating survival and drowning was a split-second decision.</p><p>Now, 100 years after the tragedy, a Seattle woman wonders what she would do if she had been in her relative's shoes on the night of the sinking.</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:16:56 +0000 Sarah Waller 5306 at http://kuow.org Seattle Woman's Great Aunt Faced Tough Decision On The Titanic Five Ways To Recover Faster From 'The Big One' http://kuow.org/post/five-ways-recover-faster-big-one <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/121312TB_Resilience_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - Chances are, you've heard the public service announcements that say "It's up to you to be ready. Get a kit. Make a plan..."<p>For years, emergency managers have urged people to stockpile enough food, water and supplies to last 72 hours after a disaster. In the Northwest, basic assumptions like that are now under scrutiny, especially when it comes to the risk from a big earthquake. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:08:48 +0000 Tom Banse 5433 at http://kuow.org Five Ways To Recover Faster From 'The Big One' What To Have In Your Emergency Preparedness Kit http://kuow.org/post/what-have-your-emergency-preparedness-kit <p>As millions of people in the northeast remain living without power, we are reminded of the importance of disaster preparedness. Ross Reynolds talks with emergency preparedness training specialist, Debbie Goetz, about what to have in your <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/library/publiceducation/supplieskit/Your%20Family%20Disaster%20Supplies%20Kit.pdf">disaster preparedness kit</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:52:23 +0000 Ross Reynolds 2856 at http://kuow.org 1962: Remembering The Deadly Columbus Day Storm http://kuow.org/post/1962-remembering-deadly-columbus-day-storm <p>A lot of strange things happened in October 1962.</p><p>In Hollywood, Bobby "Boris" Pickett topped the charts with “Monster Mash.” In New York, James Brown recorded his incredible "Live at the Apollo" album. And in Cuba, offensive missile sites were being built, marking the start of the Cuban missile crisis.</p><p>Meanwhile, closer to home, the Pacific Northwest was about to face one of the most destructive natural disasters in American history.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 05:12:34 +0000 Feliks Banel 1329 at http://kuow.org 1962: Remembering The Deadly Columbus Day Storm