|Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton|
As part of the Great Washington Shakeout, Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton will speak at five Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries on how to be safe during big earthquakes.
Doughton is author of “Full-Rip 9.0: The next big earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.” Along with her presentation, “Shake, Rattle & Rebound,” Doughton will lead discussions of the earthquake risks in the region, the potential impact of a major quake on people and economy, and ways to better prepare for those impacts, both individually and collectively.
Doughton is scheduled to speak at:
- Edmonds Library, 2 p.m., Oct. 15
- Monroe Library, 11 a.m., Oct. 22
- Mill Creek City Hall Annex, 15720 Main St., Suite 120. 7 p.m., Oct. 27
- Camano Island Library, 11 a.m., Nov 5
- Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, 2 p.m. Nov. 5
All events are free and open to the public.
Sno-Isle Libraries is participating in The Great Washington Shakeout, part of an annual national earthquake awareness campaign billed as “the world’s largest earthquake drill.” At 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20, customers visiting many of its community libraries may take part in a drill called “Drop, Cover and Hold On!”
Displays of disaster-preparedness books, posters and other literature are available now in the libraries. Information also library district’s website at sno-isle.org/earthquakes. It features books on the subject, quick links to other online resources, and a news feed of earthquake stories.