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Sound Shake 2010 and Emergency Training

The City of Seattle sits on the Seattle Fault Line.  If a powerful earthquake struck along that fault it could cause massive damage and destruction.  Preparation and practice are two ways to minimize the damage that could result.

Sound Shake 2010 was a simulation that King County and the City of Seattle participated in to train responders and improve our readiness.  Over 200 City of Seattle employees from nearly every department convened in Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center for two days in early October to learn, update, practice, and improve their skills in emergency response and their specific responsibilities in a disaster.

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