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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bellevue gets animated about preparedness

Residents can learn how to prepare for emergencies through a song from Bellevue's Office of Emergency Management.

"Ways to Survive" is an animation featuring Liv & the Survivors, a Sasquatch family who prepare for and respond to various hazards that can occur in the Pacific Northwest. They also play together in a band, performing the title song, an original composition with a dance beat and sassy vocals from OEM staff member Inness Pryor.

Part of an effort to reach residents more through social media and less through neighborhood meetings, the video was produced by Beyond Home Productions with a federal Urban Area Security Initiative grant designated for public education and outreach activities. 

"Our goal for public education at Bellevue OEM is to give citizens the information they need to be self-sufficient during a major disaster," notes Sophia Le, emergency management coordinator and project manager for the video. We wanted to distribute that information through song and animation that informs citizens about preparedness while entertaining them too."

The video can be seen on the city's YouTube channel. The Office of Emergency Management offers tips on how to get your family prepared and learn about future training opportunities. Emergency Management has a Facebook page too.

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Contact Information

Office of Emergency Management
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Luke Meyers, Emergency Manager
Phone: 425-452-6813
Fax: 425-452-2840
E-mail: lmeyers@bellevuewa.gov
Contact: Julie VanWallendael
Phone: 425-452-6807
E-mail: JVanwallen@bellevuewa.gov


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