School Seismic Safety Webpage Update

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We have published updates to our School Seismic Safety Project webpage! 

The School Seismic Safety Project (SSSP) is the first phase of a statewide effort to systematically evaluate Washington school buildings for seismic performance. Many of Washington’s K–12 students attend schools that may not withstand earthquake shaking. Washington State ranks second in the nation for earthquake risk, but most of Washington’s public school buildings were built before the adoption of modern building codes. The results of the SSSP will inform schools, districts, and public officials of the policy and funding needs for improving the seismic safety of our state’s K–12 public school buildings.

The new webpage content includes an overview of the project, information about project activities, and an update on the progress of the project so far. You can visit the webpage here:

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/geology/geologic-hazards/earthquakes-and-faults/school-seismic-safety