What Would You Do Wednesday

Series of mini-surveys providing valuable feedback to Suquamish Emergency Management on the likely actions taken and needs of the community should an emergency occur that requires an evacuation.

This beautiful landscape we are lucky to live and work in is not without its unique challenges, including the potential for tsunamis and other natural disasters. That brings us to our “What Would You Do Wednesday?” mini-series of surveys! These short surveys are here to get you thinking about how you might respond during an emergency while providing us with valuable information to improve our disaster preparedness efforts. Every Wednesday until October 4th, we will launch a new mini-survey. Each week you participate, your name will be entered into a raffle for an 8th Generation blanket & a $100 gift card. The raffle winner will be announced on October 19th following the Great Washington Shakeout Statewide Earthquake Drill.

Why Evacuation Orders Are Necessary   Evacuation orders are issued to protect your safety during a disaster, and here’s why:

  • Our area is prone to natural hazards, from severe storms to tsunamis. Across the nation, evacuation orders have been issued for incidents like hazardous material spills, natural disasters, and civil unrest.
  • Risk Assessment: Authorities carefully assess the risk posed by the disaster. When the threat poses a significant threat to life safety, evacuation or shelter-in-place orders are issued to protect you and your family.
  • Unpredictable Nature: Some disasters, like tsunamis, can be unpredictable. Evacuation orders are a proactive measure to reduce harm and protect vital services within the community.

How “What Would You Do Wednesday?” Surveys Help

Our “What Would You Do Wednesday?” mini-series of surveys are designed to engage you and gather valuable insights.

Five Questions or Less: We keep these surveys short and sweet, with just five questions or less each Wednesday. Your input won’t take much time, but it will make a big difference.

Understanding Timing: Your responses help us understand how you might react during an emergency. This information is vital for planning the timing of evacuations to reduce congestion along the route.

Providing Timely Information: By knowing how you might respond, we can provide timely and accurate information to those who need it most, ensuring you receive the guidance you require during a crisis.

Alternative Transportation: Your feedback also helps us ensure that alternative transportation options are available to those in need. We want to make sure everyone in our community can evacuate safely.

Understand What the Community Needs: To provide safe and equitable plans and messaging, we need to understand what barriers exist to identify ways of providing support for those needs during an emergency. Participating in these surveys is not only a chance to reflect on your emergency preparedness but also an opportunity to contribute to the safety of our community. Your insights matter, and they play a vital role in our ongoing efforts to enhance disaster readiness.

What Would You Do Wednesday – Week 1 Evacuation Planning

Thank you for participating in this survey. Your feedback is essential for understanding the current level of readiness and identifying areas for improvement. The information you provide will be used in the development of The Suquamish Tribe’s emergency evacuation plan and help us plan the best ways to keep our community safe in the event of an emergency. the safety. Your responses will be kept confidential and used only for research purposes. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. Your opinions and experiences are valuable to us. There are no right or wrong answers. Should you have any questions or should any issues arise with the survey, please contact Jennifer Marsland, Emergency Planning Coordinator for the Suquamish Tribe’s Office of Emergency Management at(jmarsland@suquamish.nsn.us).


The following scenario is fiction and should only be used to help you answer the questions below.

It’s a beautiful warm and sunny day, there is a slight breeze carrying the smell of pine trees through the air. You’re no stranger to the smoke-filled air caused by wildfires elsewhere in the state, thankfully, they’ve never been too close to home, until now.

As you’re enjoying a quiet afternoon at home, you receive an emergency alert on your phone. A Level 2 evacuation notice — be ready to leave — has been issued for your neighborhood. A wildfire has broken out in the woods nearby, and it’s advancing toward your community local firefighters are actively engaged in fighting the fire, but the breezy conditions are causing embers to travel.

If you would like to be contacted about the information you provided in this survey what is your preferred method to be contacted?
Your participation in this survey will automatically enter your name into a drawing for a prize giveaway that will be announced on October 18th. If you do not input a phone number or email address, we will not be able to contact you. If you prefer to reach out separately, please contact Jennifer Marsland M-F 8:00-4:30 at jmarsland@suquamish.nsn.us or 360-900-7176

In the event an evacuation order is given for your location, please indicate your preference:(Required)
Please select one.

Which factors are likely to influence your decision to evacuate during an emergency?(Required)
Select any that apply.

Do you or any household members have disabilities that could affect your ability to evacuate quickly during an emergency?(Required)
Select all that apply to your household..

Are there barriers impacting how you prepare for an evacuation?(Required)

Additional Information

If you selected “other” for some of your answers and are willing to share more information or have other feedback, you would like to provide please utilize the available space below. If you would like us to reach out to you about your survey responses, please let us know in the section below and the best way to reach you. Thank you!