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Washington State Report to National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. Presented By: John Schelling, Earthquake Program Manager Washington State Emergency Management Division November 18,2008. 2007 Accomplishments Washington State Emergency Management Division ($307,300 Funding Received).

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Washington State Report to National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

Presented By:

John Schelling, Earthquake Program Manager

Washington State Emergency Management Division

November 18,2008

2007 accomplishments washington state emergency management division 307 300 funding received
2007 Accomplishments Washington State Emergency Management Division ($307,300 Funding Received)
  • The Broadcasters Tsunami Emergency Guidebook was updated and distributed throughout all of Seattle and to 95% of coastal broadcasters (Developed in 2006- Updated annually)
  • Continued Installation of All-Hazard Alert Broadcasting (AHAB) Sirens in coastal communities (6 installed in 2007).
  • Seven (7) social science survey’s have been completed overall and two (2) have been completed in 2007. These products are used to identify effectiveness of warning messages and program materials.
  • Seven (7) tsunami ready communities thus far and one application is pending approval.
  • FEMA Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) and exercise was conducted with over 100 players using a Cascadia event tsunami as the scenario disaster.
  • Continuing to work with WA Department of Natural Resources to publish Bi-monthly issues of TsuInfo Alert.
2007 accomplishments washington state emergency management division 307 300 funding received3
2007 Accomplishments Washington State Emergency Management Division ($307,300 Funding Received)
  • NOAA Weather Radios have been provided in ALL public/tribal facilities and many businesses within the hazard zone.
  • Supported the Tsunami Certification Program at the University of Washington.
  • Completed evacuation maps for Shoalwater Bay Tribe which are consistent with NTHMP requirements. New maps in Aberdeen/Hoquiam will be updated based on new DNR liquefaction study.
  • Continued to work on private land agreements for evacuation of populated areas within the inundation zone that have minimal high ground.
  • Updated the “Disaster Response Guidebook for Hotels and Motels on Washington’s Coast” and provided training/materials to lodging establishment managers and employees.
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Washington State All-Hazard Alert

Broadcasting (AHAB) Network

  • OPERATIONAL (49)
  • Aberdeen
  • Bay Center
  • Cape Disappointment
  • Copalis Beach
  • Diamond Point
  • Fort Worden
  • Grayland (2)
  • Hoquiam
  • Ilwaco
  • Island County
  • La Push (Quileute Tribe)
  • Long Beach
  • Lower Elwha
  • Lummi Nation (2)
  • McAlder
  • McMillin
  • Neah Bay (Makah Tribe)
  • Ocean City
  • Ocean Park (4)
  • Ocean Shores (4)
  • Orting (3)
  • Puyallup (2)
  • Pacific Park
  • Port Angeles
  • Port Townsend (2)
  • Sandy Point
  • Seattle (3)
  • Seaview
  • Sumner
  • Surfside
  • Taholah (Quinault Nation)
  • Tokeland (Shoalwater Bay Tribe)
  • Westport (3)
  • Camp Murray (Controller)

In Progress (8)

  • Ilwaco
  • Moclips
  • Aberdeen
  • Long Beach
  • Point Roberts
  • Hoh Reservation
  • Shoalwater Bay
  • Sekiu
  • 96 AHAB’s are needed along the coast
  • 49 are operational
  • 39 of 49 are satellite linked
  • 8 are being built and installed
issues encountered by washington state emergency management division
All Hazards Alert Broadcasting System (AHAB’s)

Maintenance

Broadcasters book

Keeping it current

Tsunami Evacuation Maps

Maintaining products current

Funding

Modeling/Mapping

Obtaining money for the Worst Case Distant Scenario mapping of Long Beach, Ocean Shores, Westport, Port Angeles, and Neah Bay.

Social Science Survey’s

Implementing suggested changes within communities (buy-in)

TsunamiReady

TsunamiReady funding

Getting communities to apply

Bi Monthly Publication of Tsu Info Alert

Input from states

Involving new NTHMP states

Not being utilized as a resource center as it was originally designed to do

Issues Encountered by Washington State Emergency Management Division
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CURRENT CONTRACTING WITH NOAA/PMEL

You can’t get there from here.

washington state emergency management fy 09 funding request summary
Washington State Emergency Management FY 09 Funding Request Summary
  • Washington State Program Funding $450,216.40
  • Multi-State Project Funding $245,000.00
  • Total Funding Requested from NTHMP $695,216.40
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