Rita D.: Ready for the Deluge

By , September 10, 2009 1:19 pm

by Kristine Lloyd

Floods: All the DramaLLOPS’ own Rita Dermody was featured in a recent Seattle Times photo, for an article about the potential flood risks posed by the Howard Hanson dam in Kent. Departments like the King County Law Library, which are housed in the Maleng Regional Justice Center, are preparing for a possible dam failure this fall. One wonders if Aerosoles, J. Jill and Hot Topic are engaging in the same kind of rigorous disaster planning at the Kent Station mall nearby.

Disaster planning has been a hot topic in recent years, but how many of us have devised a disaster plan with the threat of real disaster looming, as opposed to “I should do this because it’s good for me and librarians are a prepared people” hypothetical disaster planning? Let’s hope KCLL does not have to implement their plan, but we know they’ll be ready if the water starts to rise.

Check out Rita D. in action here.  And read the article here.

3 Responses to “Rita D.: Ready for the Deluge”

  1. Robyn says:

    Great coverage of one of our own! Thanks for posting, Kristine!

  2. Rick Stroup says:

    Rita Dermody has done an excellent job helping to prepare us for potentially serious flood problems in the near future but this isn’t the first time she’s had to do this. If memory serves me right, we’ve dealt with 5 flooding situations in the past: one in the downtown Seattle branch, one in our off-site storage facility in the Yesler Building and three in the Maleng Regional Justice Center branch. So if you don’t have a disaster plan of some sort, you definitely need one!

  3. Rita K. says:

    Rita D. is always prepared and has done a great job of putting together our disaster plan! We just hope the Library won’t need it this time, but if the KCLL branch does flood, we are ready, thanks to Rita D.

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