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Preparing for disasters l Fire Sirens


Last updated 3/28/2018 at Noon

How is Mukilteo more like Puerto Rico than Joplin, Missouri or Houston, Texas in a natural disaster? Since tornados (Joplin) and hurricanes (Houston) have minimal impact on the road structure, help can arrive from many directions. Islands like Puerto Rico rely on help arriving by sea and by air.

Both are limited by the functionality of ports to land the aircraft and offload the ships.

Mukilteo’s most likely natural disaster is an earthquake. With mountains to our east and water to the west, we are highly dependent on the north/south interstate system to move supplies.

We can assume tha...

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