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Facts: An earthquake has struck the Seattle area. Emergency responders are out assessing the damage. The Emergency Operations Center is activated and the City is working to restore services, rescue and protect people.

What to do:

  • Stay where you are and check on those around you. Take care of anyone who may have been injured. Do not get on roads, freeways or bridges.
  • Expect aftershocks. When you feel the ground moving, get under a table or find a sturdy piece of furniture. Stay away from windows. Crouch low against an inside wall.
  • Stay off the phones and do not call 9-1-1 for information. Hang up any phones you see that may be off the hook. Phone systems have been overwhelmed, but you may be able to send a text message.
  • Get out your emergency supplies, including flashlights and batteries. It may be several days before power can be restored to your area. Be ready to stay on your own for the next few days.
  • Work together so everyone stays safe. Help each other and neighbors around you.
  • Stay tuned to the radio for updates on emergency information.
  • If you know of someone who is unable to understand, see, or hear this message, please tell them about it.

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