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A bibliography for those who like to poke around in the guts of future disasters.

Earthquake Scenarios

Seattle Fault Scenario (2005)
Because the Seattle Fault is shallow and close, this quake would be the most devastating to the city.
SHIVA – Seattle Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Assessment (2014)
Har dee har har! Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction, and the “SHIVA” is a list of all the stuff that could destroy Seattle. From the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, where someone clearly has a sense of humor.
SHIVA – Earthquakes only (2014)
An excerpt from the SHIVA, dealing only with the earthquake threat.
Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Scenario (2013)
This is the really big one that would lay waste to most of the coastal Pacific Northwest. 

Response Systems

Organizing Neighborhoods for Earthquake Preparedness (1993)
The granddaddy of all neighborhood plans, from the California Office of Emergency Services, published in 1993. All subsequent plans – including Seattle’s SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) – are based on this program.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Manual (2011)
The full elaboration of what trained volunteers are expected to know how to do when responding to a disaster.
Seattle Disaster Readiness and Response Plan (2012)
This plan has an Earthquake annex at PDF page 345.
Portland Oregon’s Earthquake Response Appendix (2012)
This is an annex to Portland’s Basic Emergency Operations Plan. It includes operational goals for the first 72 hours, the first ten days, and the time beyond (PDF page 25). Portland faces earthquake threats similar to Seattle.
Portland Oregon’s Emergency Communications Node Guidelines (2014)
Portland has a system of 48 Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Nodes (BEECNs).  The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) operates the nodes with help from registered volunteers.  These nodes are similar to the Seattle Communication Hubs, except that our hubs are an all-volunteer effort.  These guidelines are a useful model.
National Incident Management System (2008)
The NIMS is the national standard for organizing operations, planning, logistics, and communications when responding to a disaster. Every professional response organization in the country uses some implementation of this system.

Plans for “Resilience”

Wellington, New Zealand: Community Resilience Strategy (2012)
The three strategic objectives of this plan from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office are: 1) build capacity, 2) increase connectedness, and 3) foster cooperation. We note, happily, that these objectives match Phinney Hub‘s mission. Of course, these people are professionals with the resources of government behind them, and they’ve done the research. A very valuable model!

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