Earthquake and/or tsunami

DRAFT (Just a collection of thoughts that need to be organized and continually developed.)

Puget sound tsunami video

Click here to download and view a short (40 second; 51Mb) movie that illustrates the effects of a tsunami from a 9.0 Cascadia Fault Zone full rupture. Source: Dr. Timothy Walsh, Geologist

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Drawing courtesy of Bob Hamlin

  1. Pages to (re)print and place in your Emergency Response Handbook. (See bottom of MIEP Team for proposed contents based upon Kurt's notebook.)
    1. MIEP Team
    2. List of low lying areas and homes with contact information and who is assigned to them
      1. Set up col in spreadsheet then sort then print

What is our tsunami warning protocol.

Owen gets alert, calls tree,

What alarm do we sound like PTs siren

DRAFT Timeline for a major earthquake via the Cascadia Subduction zone

  1. 2:15 AM 9.0 earthquake
    1. Cell and landlines are down
    2. Indian Island bridge is CLOSED - MAY be damaged
    3. Trees are down throughout the island.
    4. NO POWER
    5. Ham operators and SCs, ACs and NCs.turn on their communication gear and try to communicate with each other.
  2. 2:?? AM EOC contacts Owen who has aux power.
  3. 2:?? AM Owen contacts Ham operator network
  4. 2:?? AM Those Ham operators with ?MURS or GRMS's contact SCs, ACs and NCs.

Kurt's review to be sent to EFJR. Recommended actions below.

  1. Assemble Emergency Response Handbooks in the form of a weatherproof three ring binders of contact information, maps and emergency protocol items for each MIEP team member and each Section Coordinator. Include contact information for Indian Island and Fort Flagler.
  2. Started: Continually develop THIS web page.
  3. Done: Use "Status" (M) column in our MIEP Data Spreadsheet to enter "LL" (= Occupied + Low lying (tsunami)) to identify the tsunami vulnerable residences.
  4. Use THIS web page to assemble a response plan specific to tsunamis and add this as a page to each MIEP team member’s and each Section Coordinator’s Emergency Response Handbook.
  5. Consider adding traffic control (flagging) training to the skill set for all coordinators. See Section, Area, Neighborhood Coordinators
  6. Each coordinator should have a jump kit consisting of any clothing or personal items they might need when responding to an emergency.

Other resources or articles

  1. 12/21/13 - JC pdf map of low lying areas around MI -
  2. 8/24/12 - "Two separate geological studies suggest the earthquake hazard in the transboundary region of the Pacific Coast of North America — including southern British Columbia — is significantly greater than previously believed, with both teams of U.S. scientists urging heightened readiness for a future offshore “megathrust” event that could compare with the one that triggered Japan’s catastrophe last year." (Source)
  3. 3/30/11 - Tsunami: Discovery Bay mudflats hold clues to giant waves - Pt Leader
  4. 3/11/11 - Before/after views of Japan 2011 disaster
  5. The USGS has prepared a pamphlet called "Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety"
  6. Review new seismic hazard maps at
  7. Sign up for earthquake alerts at
  8. MIEP Team Tsunami postmortem 3/11/2011 - Google Docs