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  • A bridge is shown in the evening
    Seattle Municipal Archives
    The West Seattle Bridge could finally reopen this fall after it was abruptly closed in 2020, bringing relief to the residents of Seattle’s southwest peninsula. The city's Department of Transportation said Thursday it’s planning for the week of Sept. 12 when general traffic will be allowed to flow over the mouth of the Duwamish River.
  • Private pilots and cyclists will separately take to the air and the streets this month to practice delivering relief supplies after a catastrophic earthquake.
    Clallam County DART, 2019 (left)
    Sara Harrington, Disaster Relief Trials 2016 (right)
    A huge dress rehearsal for regional earthquake disaster relief, the Cascadia Rising exercise, was scrubbed due to the ongoing pandemic. It would have involved more than 22,000 participants – chiefly U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen as well as state, local and tribal emergency planners. Some smaller drills are going ahead featuring civilian volunteers demonstrating unconventional ways aid may get to Pacific Northwest earthquake survivors.