Hub Roles Table Top Exercise snapshot

On Oct 1, nearly 40 people gathered to improve some aspects of how hubs can best carry out their mission, should Seattle experience a devastating disaster.  We are compiling the suggestions and the Hub Captains will be reviewing at subsequent meetings.  Meanwhile, here are a couple of pictures of creativity and earnest discussion of the […]

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Disaster Relief Trials – Alki Bathouse to White Center

Disaster Relief Trials (Cargo Bikes) in West Seattle and White Center Date: Sept 25, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Location: Starting from the Alki Bathhouse in West Seattle   The Disaster Relief Trails is a disaster drill in the form of a cargo bike competition simulating an equipment and supply distribution from point to point. This year, […]

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4 new Seattle Emergency Hubs

Welcome 4 new hubs on our map! Ethiopian Community Center Hub Victory Heights Hub Ravenna Bryant Hub Eastlake Hub New Hub Captains! Ethiopian Community Center Hub, Hub Captain: Kassa Kabiso Victory Heights Hub, Hub Captain: Ann Forrest Ravenna Bryant Hub, Hub Captain: David Ward Eastlake Hub, Hub Captain: Amy O’Donnell If you would like to […]

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National Preparedness Month in Seattle

As is the tradition, each week of National Preparedness Month has a designated theme: • Week 1 (August 28-September 3): Promote National Preparedness Month • Week 2 (September 4-10): Preparing Family and Friends • Week 3 (September 11-17): Preparing Through Service • Week 4 (September 18-24): Individual Preparedness • Week 5 (September 25-30): Lead-up to […]

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“Hub in Box” Funding Process Released

Thanks to the Seattle City Council and with the advocacy of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods,  The Hub in a Box application has been finalized and the application period is open now until Oct 28. It is now posted on the OEM website:  http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/working-together/community-emergency-hubs This is a new program that will […]

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Huge Press Coverage Cascadia Rising Drill

Cascadia Rising Exercise There was a huge amount of press coverage about the Cascadia Rising exercise – the practice for a catastrophic Cascadia subduction zone rip should get some attention!  We collected links and are still adding to the list as the after action reports come in and agencies and communities put improved practices in […]

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Community Outreach Summer 2016

Three Festival Outreach Outreach in the summer months really picks up.  Our first foray onto the streets was at the Morgan Community Festival, which was one week after the Cascadia Rising drill.  We gave away half of our inventory of “how to build a Kit” brochures! That high interest continued at the West Seattle Summer […]

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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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