Protect Your Home From Landslides and Earthquakes

The City of Seattle is hosting two upcoming presentations on February 11 to help you prepare for an emergency. Our landslide awareness presentation will explain how you can prevent landslides on your property. Our earthquake retrofit presentation covers what you need to do to help your home survive an earthquake.

Event Details:

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.
2nd Floor Conference Room
(This venue is ADA accessible.)

Presentation Schedule:

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Earthquake Retrofit
    Earthquake retrofit expert Tony Holder will give an overview of how Seattle’s geology can make your home vulnerable to damage during an earthquake. The presentation will discuss how to assess your house to see if it needs to be retrofitted. We’ll also explain how to retrofit your home, including a brief overview of the permitting process.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Landslide Awareness
    Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Dean Griswold, P.E., will explain why landslides happen and where landslides typically occur in Seattle.  He will explain how to determine if your property is in a landslide-prone area, preventative measures you can take to protect your property from landslides, and who to call in case of a landslide.


These presentations are part of the South Seattle Home Fair (February 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Filipino Community Center). In addition to the above presentations, the City, along with local organizations, are offering free one-on-one Q&A sessions to discuss services and answer questions. We’ll have information about emergency management, rental housing, affordable housing, raingardens, building permits, building and electrical inspections, code requirements, and much more.

Habitat for Humanity, Home Sight, Rebuilding Together Seattle, Southeast Seattle Tool Library, Office of Emergency Management, the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs, and many others will also be on hand to answer questions.

For more information about this event, view the calendar description at