SURVEY: Wish you knew then what you know now?

Thanks to West Seattle preparedness advocate Cindi Barker for the tip on this: A survey that gives you a chance to reflect on what you wish you had known before the pandemic hit – how prepared were you for some of the challenges these past five months have thrown at you? As the city-conducted survey explains, “We want to learn more about impacts to our community so we can help people be more prepared in the future.” You can answer the survey by starting here.

7 Replies to "SURVEY: Wish you knew then what you know now?"

  • CarDriver July 30, 2020 (8:17 pm)

    Was a great comment from a story the weather channel did: “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history”. Had just left Admiral Safeway when the Nisqually quake hit. Had to go back the next day. ALL their bottled water and batteries were gone. The clerk said AFTER the quake the store was JAMMED with people buying their “emergency supplies”. Fast forward to the  Corona virus stay home requirement. The stores were stripped of supplies. VERY few people will learn. The next big quake or pandemic shutdown will produce the same result: panic stricken shoppers. What people will COMPLETELY FAIL to understand is if we have “the big one” there will be NOTHING to buy as the stores will be too damaged to enter.

    • Sue T. July 31, 2020 (2:55 pm)

      @CARDRIVER –
      I don’t necessarily disagree with your premise, but the current Admiral Safeway building is less than 10 years old and and is very probably the least likely building in all of West Seattle to suffer structural damage during the next big earthquake. Compared to, say, Hiawatha Community Center — the official Admiral neighborhood emergency hub that is close to 100 years old.    

  • heartless July 30, 2020 (8:40 pm)

    As a parenthetical nod to the headline–

  • miws July 30, 2020 (8:41 pm)

    Done! Quick and Easy! —Mike

  • Diane July 30, 2020 (10:00 pm)

    survey done, thanks

  • Carol July 31, 2020 (6:39 am)

    Thanks, as usual, West Seattle Blog, and Cindi Barker for the info about the survey. There is no other way I would have heard about it. 

  • anonyme July 31, 2020 (10:50 am)

    Like so many surveys, this one skipped a lot of important questions and did not allow a general comment area.  For example, there was no question about transportation.  As a result of Covid, my neighborhood no longer has any public transit during the daytime or on weekends.  This is a pretty big issue, as it takes the ability to do necessary errands from difficult to impossible, and also adds to the problem of isolation.  It would also be helpful to ask why certain precautions were not taken.  A lot of people just don’t have the financial option of laying in stores to prepare for a disaster.  It’s not, as insinuated, that they just don’t have enough sense to look forward and prepare.

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