emergency http://kuow.org en Washington Commission Investigates 911 Outage http://kuow.org/post/washington-commission-investigates-911-outage <div id="lead"><p></p><p>The State Utilities and Transportation Commission has opened an investigation into last Thursday’s 911 emergency line outage. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:15:03 +0000 Patricia Murphy 32617 at http://kuow.org Washington Commission Investigates 911 Outage How To Survive An Earthquake http://kuow.org/post/how-survive-earthquake <p></p><p>An estimated 1,000 earthquakes occur in Washington state each year. Fortunately, most are of them are small, and only about 15 to 20 are felt by residents. If you're not sure what to do when an earthquake strikes, the <a href="http://www.rpin.org/rpinweb/Earthquakes.aspx">Regional Public Information Network </a>has some valuable guidelines:</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:24:02 +0000 grace drone 18902 at http://kuow.org How To Survive An Earthquake VIDEO: You Have Seconds To Escape A Sinking Car http://kuow.org/post/video-you-have-seconds-escape-sinking-car <p>Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, a thermophysiologist from the University of Manitoba, has studied over 100 car submersions. He says&nbsp; you have 30-60 seconds to get out of a sinking car, and you don't want to wait until the car is completely underwater. Fri, 24 May 2013 18:44:41 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 13707 at http://kuow.org VIDEO: You Have Seconds To Escape A Sinking Car If Calling 911 Is So Easy, Why Are People Doing It Wrong? http://kuow.org/post/if-calling-911-so-easy-why-are-people-doing-it-wrong <p>A new public service announcement by the state’s Emergency Management Division urges you to always “know your location” just in case you have to call 911. Emergency dispatchers say they often get calls from people who can’t describe where they are or even how to get there. With 70 percent of 911 calls coming from cell phones, it’s much harder for operators to pinpoint a specific location. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:11:14 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11559 at http://kuow.org If Calling 911 Is So Easy, Why Are People Doing It Wrong? 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' Pet And Animal Sheltering Complicates Emergency Readiness http://kuow.org/post/pet-and-animal-sheltering-complicates-emergency-readiness PORTLAND - If you watched some of last month's coverage of Superstorm Sandy, you probably saw rescues of people who refused to evacuate. Many stayed behind despite the danger to be with their pets.<p>Emergency shelters for people usually don't let you bring your house pets or livestock along. The same issue cropped up here during wildfire season last summer. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:54:59 +0000 editor 3502 at http://kuow.org Pet And Animal Sheltering Complicates Emergency Readiness 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