New Preparedness App available

New app helps remind you to take steps to prepare for diasters The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has just released a new application for your smartphone which sends you reminders to help keep your emergency kit and plan in top shape.  If you have taken the time to build your own kit and have […]

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Greenwood Natural Gas Explosion

Natural Gas Shut Off Disaster Preparedness Today we saw the devastation that can happen with a natural gas line explosion in a neighborhood.  Imagine that you smell gas after an earthquake…..do you know where to shut off the natural gas to your home, business or condominium?   Luckily, Seattle city government and groups of concerned […]

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Speaking of Sheltering

King County offers Faith Based Emergency Preparedness Planning As Hub Captains, we’ve been talking about how to engage our local churches, temples, and mosques in thinking about community sheltering needs in the event of a major disaster. This is for the short term, while the official government response is being put into place. One step […]

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Japan Memorial Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami

We are with you, Japan! Shout Out To Japan – Memorial Event of the Tohoku Earthquake in Japan in 2011 When:  Saturday, March 12, 2016 Time:  10:00am to 1:30pm Doors open at 10:00am, event begins at 10:30am Where:  Teatro Zinzanni Address:  222 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA  98109 Registration: Please register for the FREE event – […]

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In the News Today, Feb 28, 2016

15th Anniversary of Nisqually Earthquake Looking Back and Looking Forward Today, Feb 28, marks 15 years since the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook up Seattle.  There was lots of media coverage marking the event.  While some stories revisited those scary moments, others looked ahead to what’s in work to be better prepared for the next […]

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Updates from Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods Moving Forward On Emergency Preparedness Over the last few weeks, 2016 has started out with a bang for emergency preparedness events. Here are a couple which just happened, take a look at our calendar for events coming up. Phinney Hub Radio Net Drill Phinney Ridge Emergency Hub has been busy! They recently held a […]

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Interactive Earthquake Hazards Map

Seattle Top Disaster Hazards   The Seattle Office of Emergency Management website now features a series of interactive maps that highlight some of the city’s top hazards in the event of an earthquake. Check out the Seattle Natural Hazard Explorer Map and learn more about the hazards that impact Seattle. You can zoom in on […]

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Earthquake Experts Intensify Planning

Getting Ready for the ‘Really Big One’   Earthquake experts say there’s a 7 to 14 percent chance that the Cascadia fault could set off a catastrophic magnitude-8 to 9 quake sometime in the next 50 years. The Pacific Northwest risk came into the spotlight last July when The New Yorker published a scary article […]

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ACS – Behind the Scenes

Auxiliary Communication Service Hams operate 2nd location in north Seattle ACS, the Ham radio volunteer response team of the city’s Emergency Response Center (EOC) used their newest location in the January “Fifth Saturday” drill. The drill is an event when cities and other emergency response organizations practice sending messages to the Washington State EOC.  The drill […]

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