Staying in Place: Mt Baker Hub Studio

Seven Days of Survival

Nathan Stueve

M. Urban Planning

If a major earthquake strikes Seattle, resulting damage will have severe effects for residents in the Mount Baker neighborhood. Many may lose access to housing, power, clean water, food, transportation, communication, and other everyday essentials. In addition, agencies like the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) state that public services will be significantly burdened in such an event, and unable to meet the disaster needs of everyone affected. Many experts estimate that affected residents may go as long as seven days without significant outside assistance. However, by using and augmenting existing community assets, establishing a Neighborhood Emergency Response Organization (NERO), and implementing temporary solutions to accommodate their needs, people in Mount Baker can better support themselves during those seven days of uncertainty.

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