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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Community Disaster Skills Workshop

Key Training Skills This workshop provides training on key skills needed after a disaster and more in depth instruction on key preparedness actions. Participants will rotate through four stations, with each lasting 30 minutes.   This Workshop covers the following topics: -Fire Extinguisher Use -Utility Control -Building a Kit -Water Storage and Purification   Date:  […]

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Establishing Additional Neighborhood Hubs

Community Preparedness by Neighborhood Seattle has many active and engaged neighborhood groups that work together for outreach, common causes and community betterment.  The Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs organization was created to assist in preparing neighbors and the community at large to deal with severe weather and situational emergencies that occur in our PNW region.   […]

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Prepare – The Power of Neighborhoods

Community Members Engaged and Prepared Seattle neighborhoods continue to explore ways to get their community members engaged and prepared for disaster. Recently, the Eastlake Community Council packed their meeting room to hear how to work together as a community and also in smaller teams, called Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP).   Q13 Fox News was […]

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Emergency Hub Volunteer Management Tabletop Exercise

Tabletop Exercise Nov 14, 9:00 am – noon Practice makes perfect! Date: Saturday, Nov 14 Time: 9:00 am to noon Location: Verity Credit Union, 11027 Meridian Avenue North   Join the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs as they hold a tabletop exercise to practice their skills. For this indoor, slow motion exercise, we will practice deploying […]

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