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Seattle Emergency Hub Drills

King 5 News coverage of the Rainier Beach Emergency Hub Drill

Komo News coverage of the Queen Anne and Magnolia Emergency Hub Drill

West Seattle Blog coverage of the High Point Hub Drill

 

2015 Year in Review for the Hubs

Drills, training, outreach tables, presentations; the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs had a busy year!  We end the year with 51 hubs on the map and about 10 more in the process of getting organized.  Many of the individual hubs held special events and training and we made some great new partnerships.  Please see our Hubs 2015 Year In Review Newsletter Edition for all the details and pictures to boot.

 

City of Seattle Releases New Tool
Seattle Hazard Explorer

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management website now features and series of interactive maps that highlight some of the city’s top hazards. Check out the Seattle Hazard Explorer and learn more about the hazards that impact Seattle. You can zoom in on your home, work place, or any other location to see what hazards are most likely to impact you. Information videos and other content provide more in depth explanations of each of the hazards. Make sure you look out for links to important preparedness information as well! You can access the Seattle Hazard Explorer here: View the Seattle Hazard Explorer

 

You can also access the Seattle Hazards Explorer by going to the “Hazards” section of the Office of Emergency Management website.

 

Western Washington 4.8 magnitude earthquake!

The strongest earthquake in the region for over a decade hit the Vancouver area on December 30th, 2015. This event has raised concerns with many Puget Sound residents about whether or not they are prepared for a disaster.

 

So what do you need to put in an “emergency kit” to keep in your car, office and your home to prepare yourself for the worst scenario? Do you have a plan of communication worked out with your family and the children? If the roads were closed and fire or medical services were unable to reach you, what are your options? Lucky for us we live in Seattle and our local government and individual resident volunteers are already gearing up to save lives and make a disaster in our city and neighborhoods more survivable.

 

Komo News covered the steps for Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness they interviewed the Seattle Emergency Hub Captains, Cindi Barker and Karen Berge, about their Volunteer activities as well as the Pacific Northwest Seismic Center.

 

The Seattle Emergency Hubs organization is a volunteer group of residents who practice emergency drills and training exercises on a regular basis. They coordinate these activities with other volunteer groups such as SNAP, CERT, Block Watch and ACS as well as City Management and Emergency services.

 

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Center had the perfect opportunity to test out their new equipment with this latest quake. They hope to have a mobile app ready soon so that residents can be alerted of future quake activity. Even so much as a 20 second alert can save lives.

 

How to prepare for emergency scenarios

Seattle Emergency Management Preparedness
Seismic Scenario Seattle
WA State Seismic Hazard Catalog
 
 

2016 Cascadia Rising Seattle Emergency Hub Drills

Cascadia Rising – Community Drills for Safety As part of the Cascadia Rising exercise Saturday, June 11, the Seattle Emergency Hubs held drills across the city at various locations, with volunteers acting as injured and those in search of help and assistance.  It’s easy to forget that we live in an area that is predicted […]

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West Seattle – Prepared in the event of a major disaster?

On the weekend of June 6 and June 7, West Seattle Hubs got together and had a simulated earthquake neighborhood response drill to prepare and practice their survival and emergency skills as a community.   There were two participating Hub locations:   Neighborhood House High Point Center 6400 Sylvan Way SW from 9:30 am – […]

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Hubs Drill Set! Cascadia Rising Earthquake Simulation

Hubs Drill June 11, 2016   Please review the flyers below for information about the drill and the participating Seattle Emergency Hubs. We love to have people show up and become our citizen actors, to test how we accomplish our mission (and to train you to be ready to help in the event of a […]

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