Use the Great Shakeout to Quake-Proof your Life

By Gordon Williams Editors note: this story originally posted in October 2018. It has been updated to reflect the date of the 2019 Great Shake Out. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is set for Thursday, October 17, 2019. That’s the day when people the world over are supposed to stop what they are doing and … Continue reading Use the Great Shakeout to Quake-Proof your Life

Help for Honing your Earthquake Survival Skills

By Gordon Williams The Great Washington ShakeOut--the moment each year when we’re supposed to practice our earthquake survival skills--comes this year at 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, October 19. Keeping your drop, cover and hold-on skills up to speed is a pretty compelling notion in a region where earthquakes are all too common. As the state … Continue reading Help for Honing your Earthquake Survival Skills

Building a Radio System to Keep the Red Cross in Touch

By Gordon Williams When disaster strikes, nothing is more important to keeping all responders functioning as a team than solid, dependable radio communications. When disaster threatens to disrupt conventional means of communication as cell phones and landlines--as a Cascadia event might do--the need for a high-quality radio network becomes downright critical. In preparation for a … Continue reading Building a Radio System to Keep the Red Cross in Touch