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2016 Cascadia Rising Seattle Emergency Hub Drills

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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 to have a major earthquake at any time in the foreseeable future.  The Seattle Emergency Hub volunteers and Hub Captains organized and planned these exercises in conjunction with the city of Seattle to bring awareness to the challenges and obstacles we will face in the event of a natural disaster of the magnitude predicted by scientists.

 

We would like to share these inspirational videos and hope you take the time to act on the suggestions for preparing yourself and your family for an emergency situation.

 

KUOW covered the events held throughout the city over the weekend of the Cascadia Rising Drill and you can read more about their observations here: Ham Radio Operators Could be Superheros

 

Komo News visited and tested 3 local families on how they would prepare in 10 minutes to evacuate and collect what they need to survive on their own for three days!:  Cascadia Rising: Earthquake Emergency Preparedness

 

It’s predicted that many homes built between 1900 and 1970 may not be safe after an earthquake if they have not been retrofitted for earthquake readiness.  We have witnessed the traffic snarls and inconvenience of DOT retrofitting bridges and overpasses in the PNW over the last 10+ years, many PNW homeowners have been active as well. Komo News covered the efforts of one homeowner in the Maple Leaf neighborhood: Homeowners spending big bucks to guard against a devastating earthquake

 

How have your neighbors been readying themselves for a natural disaster or community emergency?  What have you done to gather the essentials you will need if the “Big One” hits? KPLU interviewed Matt Auflick, in charge of outreach for Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management, to learn more about the Seattle Emergency Hubs, community volunteer drills and outreach educational efforts. Lacking volunteers, many densely populated areas of Seattle like Capitol Hill and Belltown have no community participation. Earthquake Preparedness Lacking In Seattle’s Densest Neighborhoods

 

Visit our NeighborLink Map to locate the Hub nearest your home, work or school.  Volunteer!  Participate in drills and visit us at our table top events in your area.  Check out the events Seattle Emergency Hub Events Calendar and be welcome to join us.

 

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