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years. >> i'd like to call this month to month of the san francisco disaster council to order if everyone can find a seat. thank you all for being here and on fairly late notice we gave 72 hours of notice after this week's quake. i'm going to i'm going to turn it over to mayor edwin lee for opening remarks par good afternoon. welcome and again, thank you to ebbs members of our disaster council for assembling users together before we begin let me ask if we can take a
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moment of silence there are big disasters and small tragedies and we had to experience one today with the unfortunate fatality of one of our city employees he want to spend a minute recognizing this person's contribution outstandingly they're they were out in an area of the city picking up illegal dumping a tragedy accident in which one of our employees became a fatality so if we can just have a little moment of silence for our employee and a kind of recognize of his life i contribution to our city. thank you. wow. what a week and i want to
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say first of all, i want to thank d e m and all the indemnify departments and different agencies and the people that coma together for so many years to train ourselves to respond at the highest level that this earthquake that became a very apparent to us in napa and inoptional didn't have serious impacts at least immediately to the city of san francisco but we remain vigilant and many of our engineers from dpw and other port and other jurisdictions are doing deep dives into our assets to make sure, of course, every water main break we're trying to s see
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weather there's links to perhaps the shaking of the earthquake that outdoor last weekend on sunday. i want to say thank you to everybody though from all our reports and accounts people make themselves available it's 3:00 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. on a sunday morning people were checking in with each of is appropriate. we were proactive in making sure that given the early hours of the morning people wanted to make sure they checked in and were actively involved in looking at not only the assets but if there's my danger and i think that people were cognizant and they're looking at the shakes and after shocks that are dangers and this week we're crossing our fwurgz alert rather
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than afraid of after shoekz thank you to everyone for your effort to continue to be accelerate and vigilant it makes our training and you'll of the information and you will the self-education for our families as city employees and residents and citizens thought of san francisco we're paying attention identically everything with we're doing a is a is highlighted before soft story building or schools public or private whether our assets inspectors or there's practicing cable top drills whether or not it's working with neighborhood empowerment training our residents to be that much more active or take into account like portable water i think we're all
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anymore heightened this show us the size most of its are saying that's not the big one we have to continue being a very, very prepared. so it's not just police and fire and d m but every single agency that's working together with our private partners whether eventually ma or our friends at red cross or the neighborhood groups that are formed to communicate with each other or religion us community to check in with the agencies and ask for help and preparation clearly who our business you community they all have to be as educated as we want them to be its important i'm constantly remind by ann she put together a beautiful and informative sf 72.org we go
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through this you can't miss anything we're trying to train people we're a great country we're also sunshine have to be prepared and alert but also when you go through this the fear of being a victim of earthquake is lessened we can manage our preparation every better it's important to remind everybody and autonomy our own city but your sister and brother university campuses they have to do their part the lifeline council it's important we get all our utilities converging with each other with their emergency responses it's important. having said that, as you may have heard we did a immediate invest up to napa to look at the
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damage and understand it more clearly. to also register not only to from the disaster preparedness acknowledge but, of course, our san francisco him angle to register our wellness and sf gives back through the good work of daniel homagecy and accountabilities in the room clubbing the american red cross we're helping to support them under the recovery both for napa as well as for va lad and part of sin optional. we ask our corporations to assist mia my way they can you're going to see tragedy stories that continue to be on the first pages of the news reports a lot of homes got destroyed mobile homes and a lot
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of brick buildings and lessons learned but also folks that didn't think they might be this that quickly a victim of the earthquake are now victim's and we needed e need to help them i think we have a lot of city employees as well as friends that live in va lad and napa they're important to our regional community every conference passage put together will emphasis napa they're part of our economy we want them up and running if you've got extra hours go to napa or vallejo and spend a few center dollars thank you to ann and her staff because of the mature aid agreements we have now the agreements are activated we're and have
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received mature aid requests and we're responding to that the city of va how has assets for 3 city employees focused on financial as well as engineers so we're assisting them with sending those 3 individuals out immediately and the city of napa has asked for about buildings inspectors and tom and dbi thank you for your work they'll be sent to evaluate the structures and help them in roar those buildings so they can get the economy up and running those are example of the concrete requester they'll be coming more as the weeks go on and we'll be sensitive to that, please everyone when you get the requests philosopher them through the d b m we have stated
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agencies we have to report to and the federal dot is still alive and well and certainly the governor wants us to have a cooperated approach thank you, we're going to go into some level of detail about the work we're continuing to do for the region. to preppie will technique attend a group of scientists gathering on potentially considering our roll no advocating more and more vigorously for the funding our our early warning systems for the state of california seconds help. and i think you realize that more and more as we do this the science will become more and more improved and a proper investments thank you to the
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board president david chiu we've been exchanging good information with our counterparts and thank you, supervisor i know we're an original city everybody is going to ask for our help i want to an opportunity to thank the council if you ever had my doubt as to the reasons we ask everybody to do everything they can i think every coverage that's being made aware weer life examples so right down to the very neighbors of the neighborhood networks we're forming and the 3 neighborhoods i think there's going to be probably very more numbers of neighborhoods that are asking for the empowerment approach that we're doing because it gets people ready and
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trained it schools people trained in the the cpr and all those things are important it gets businesses into recovery before the events happened this is what our city has been important in doing when we decided that we would hire a chief resiliency officer in leading the conversations we want to recover before an event happens that's the miracle it's federal or state not about waiting to respond to an font but recovery before an event happens this b will be the learning curve but we lead that way and i'm thankful to the rockefeller foundation for funding this is one of the first cities to do this we're going to help napa and vallejo to get
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tare chief officers we've got a request out to them i wanted to say to everybody and thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. mayor. i wanted to talk about our responsibility to d b m robot and what we did post earthquake at 320th century a.m. d b m robot whether for an earthquake is to coordinate the city effort to develop a picture and be the con duty so we all know the earthquake happened at 320 in the morning our 9-1-1 contacted our officer and we immediately sent out a letter in addition to
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that my staff the duty officer contacted the emergency point of contact from the major city departments to assess damages specifically we contacted 311, internal revenue fire. lisa and police and pths and controllers and rec and park and d t and general services and other agencies in the airport. we contacted pg&e and they were no reports of damage in san francisco. then we began on posting tweeting and posting on facebook about the earthquake. to the remainder of the morning we are on calls to access the damage we provided input to the mayor's office for a press release you put out mr. mayor and we continued to send out the
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alerts to our departments and continued to do social media so i think it's interesting to note that we have 4 hundred now followers on our sf underscore tweeting feed that happened on sunday 4 hundred new followers on the feed and more than one hundred new followers and facebook in addition, we established a virtual joint information center to make sure we were in the city meg the same way with our counterparts ins other departments. we coordinated this information with 311. speaking of 311 i think it's important to note ours total volume of emergency calls to 311 tripled after the earthquake tripled in the normal period of time from sunday the week before
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non-emergency calls doubled in that timeframe our message to the public please don't call 9-1-1 following an earthquake unless you have a life-threatening emergency it makes it harder to respond to people that are in need in the community please instead dial 311 unless an emergency call 9-1-1. in recent days we went with the mayor up to napa to do an assessment of the damage and continued to provide the resources in valuing how with the personnel they needed. we sent preparedness meg to one hundred thousand people 55 you he social media the mayor issued two days ago to the public about
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prep for an earthquake? future and we've been coordinating the may i approach aid request that the mayor mentioned earlier so if anyone in the department or agency get a mature aid request because i know someone that needs something please keep a mature list for the cost recovery efforts and also to make sure we know what we as a city are doing to be supportive in this time of need for our neighbors to the north so the next steps for the city departments please sign up for alert sf you'll receive timely updated during an emergency. and make a family plan and gather family emergency supplies please look at sf dot 72.org
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it's worth checking out this website it has preparedness activities we need our departments and citizens resident of san francisco and in the surrounding county to be prepared for the first 72 hours we're going to be taxed in terms of emergency review your plans and make sure you have updated contact information for your employees. that's it for my report. i want to thank my staff in particular and all of the people we've been working with throughout the city for the great job they've done for the last four or five dies since the earthquake. this is the first time i've seen the system we've put together for both alerting and providing
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services work the way it is supposed to i think we've learned a lot because of the rim fire we've gotten better and we get better for the future. i am now going to ask rob who is deputy director of d b m to give us an update on the status of earthquake itself >> thanks ann. just a couple of basics on the south napa earthquake for those who are not familiar obviously with the maximum 6.0 it was registered about a 7 on the scale which is the major shaking to put that in context that's similar; right we experienced 25 years ago so that gives us an idea of how 1r0i7b9 the shaking was at epic center there's been
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one hundred after shoekz that are expected and we can expect to see that in the next 7 to 10 days and they put that at the 11 percent chance of having a lot of aftershock. the constitutional earthquake that destroyed the city was an aftershock that exceeded the magnitude of the earthquake. occupying often sunday everybody in the area the state activated their regional emergency city into the city of napa and the city of and vallejo activated their centers we didn't activate the city of san francisco e oc home we were together virtually
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we if need to raise to that level we coordinated virtually with a lot of people that way. disaster proclamations there's been a negotiate tarsal declaration it's been exterminated we didn't declare it by the way, we didn't have damage. there was a shelter set up another napa's crossed walk it had 23 people in that obviously there were cell phone disruptions those things happen every time the groin moves they employed cells on wheels for those in the telecom nomenclature we've used them before we'll use them again, the nice thing about the debt of
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recovery equipment foretell come it's located in the area they respond face there's a water notice still in napa and the water stations are based two of them in napa. this morning there's 34 schools that are open except one that speaks well most of the schools are old it's a big effort to bring up them up to speed. in disadvantage prospective the city of napa has a hundred red tags of mobile homes. in the city of is a how 32 red-tagged homes and businesses we don't think about the huge impact of the recovery efforts and the culture of the community is the historic buildings in napa the uptown theater house
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and courthouse has been damaged it's harder to navigate what i do with that we need to think that that as and plan ahead. the state systems one thing we've learned through the previous disasters how do what we it best interact with our federal and state partners at the state level they forward and deploy people to the areas they did that. we've tested that here repeating and finds it works well. so actually deployed all the corresponds in the region to the effected areas and those folks help >> the fema west coast assistance team was deployed.
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with that, i would say we continue to monitor the situation and as requests come in we'll deploy the assets >> thank you rob one of the bill of rights partners in my emergency is the american red cross is isabelle here great, thank you isabel you have a little report on what you've done. >> good afternoon. i investigated the review of the what we've done we started to open two evasion centers to provide sleep and food and showers and receive emotional support and working on disaster assessment at both sites and got
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3 removing care teams combing the effected community like case be mental workers and working closely with the state face teams in order to go and make sure that as many as possible people are being reached and there's not a lot of people that need services we're going out and providing water including trash bags and shovels whatever they need as well as snacks. we have so far served 2 thousand plus meals and snacks and described bulk items like trash bags and provided mental health contacts to 5 hundred and 45 individuals provided over 9 spaces in the shelters since sunday and we've got 2 hundred
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members of the american red cross working in the relieve effort we've set up the operation across the country and our services are equal for any and all who have been effected by a disaster something i'd like to authenticities that's important while this has happened in san francisco there are local disasters happening everyday we need to provide services to those effected on tuesday morning was a gas station fire and last time another 6 individuals effected by fire in the same neighborhood we're setting up a center informing our people and while we're working with our partners and community to insure that the agency the food bank and sf card and kirsten team it is a team
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effort we also have those relationships established and the foundations for the everyday incident that took place every week give us the opportunity to better work together and make preparedness our agency has super human powers we don't have but as a community we are better prepared >> thank you isabel. >> the mayor mentioned the early earthquake warning systems and dr. richard allen i believe has spoken before from uc berkley is going to give us an update we've partnered with the sxhifkal lab hello dr. allen. >> just what is an early warning it's about dektd the
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beginning of an earthquake and the amount of shaking and pushing that warning out to people in harm's way the idea the earthquake has started and seconds tens of seconds a best-case scenario is seconds in advance we've tested the shake alert the system has been running end to end since 2012 and we've been partnering with the city with ann for the entire duration of the project. so how did the system do in the napa earthquake i'm going to show you a quick video of an alert that was received in san francisco, california you get that video? >> ♪ ♪ kweerth earthquake ligament shaking expected in two seconds
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>> so as you can see it is a short warning 8 seconds between when the alert was pushed out and the shaking actively occurred it's telling you how many shaking in synthetical circulations it's light, of course, it's stronger in napa but this is a success story of (siren). earthquake earthquake another line (laughter) it's running here so i'm also a little bit concerned can we stop the video (laughter) i lost my train of thought. we obviously detected the earthquake and pushed out the alert 5 seconds of warning and 7 seconds in the bay area i'm sure you're aware of we are trying to get the necessary funding to roll this out of the public system it's $120 million and
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$80 million for the california piece one of the things we want to do is improve the hardware and the warning would have been pushed out two seconds further it demonstrates the need to make the system better b.a. before it's a full-blown public system who is getting the alerts bart they're all sit up to slow and stop their trains a they've gotten the alert it did everything and there were no bart trains so they didn't stop the trains. the uc police department gets the alert and issue a code red and they did that i mentioned the d e m and the multiple agencies in san francisco get the alerts the groups the various

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