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Earthquake Recovery Advances Local Agriculture

Earthquake Recovery Advances Local Agriculture

Ten years to the date, the Seattle Fault earthquake is still shaking things up across King County, Washington.Of the many successful reconstruction projects that have been conducted throughout the County,…

King County Setting Example With Earthquake Debris Recycling

King County Setting Example With Earthquake Debris Recycling

The 7.2 Magnitude earthquake that rattled Seattle and Western Washington ten years ago, caused widespread damage to the built environment. Thousands of commercial and residential buildings, bridges, port infrastructure and…

Building Back King County Through Cooperation and Inclusion

Building Back King County Through Cooperation and Inclusion

King County is now recognized as a world leader in recovery due to the emphasis of communication and inclusion between all agencies and entities that were affected 10 years ago.…

Damage to Utilities and Transportation Exact a Toll

Damage to Utilities and Transportation Exact a Toll

When the earthquake hit, everyone knew that the damage that was sustained was going to be massive and require a lot of cooperation and strengthen to begin rebuilding. The only…

King County Turns Green: Cars out, Transit in

King County Turns Green: Cars out, Transit in

Only after an earthquake ten years ago did King County successfully address its car-dependency through the creation of a revolutionary regional transit system. Before the M7.2 quake, cars clogged commuter…

Damaged lands repurposed for recreation and conservation

Damaged lands repurposed for recreation and conservation

An earthquake ten years ago shook policymakers into rethinking land use in King County. Today, thousands of acres formerly zoned for residential and industrial purposes have been converted to green…

Transportation Planning Pays Dividends

Transportation Planning Pays Dividends

Ten years after the M7.2 Seattle Fault earthquake, King County’s transportation network is robust, resilient, and sustainable because of planning and investing in innovative transportation systems and transit-oriented developments. The…

Schools Boon to Recovery

Schools Boon to Recovery

A decade after the “big one” devastated the Greater Seattle Area, King County schools are among the safest earthquake resistant schools in the world. Every school facility has incorporated green…

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