What a year it was – 2016 in review

Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Activity Report 2016 Our Hub Captains and the Hubs were very busy in 2016. Here is our year end summary as we get ready for another busy year ahead. Major Accomplishments   Worked with Office of Emergency Management and Dept of Neighborhoods to establish an award process for the “Hub in […]

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Emergency and Hub Kit tip – 10 year batteries

Extended Life Batteries Technology continues to improve and this can be of great benefit when building your personal emergency kit and stocking Hub supplies. Here’s an announcement from one of the major Personal Emergency Kit manufacturers: Duracell Now Guarantees 10 Years of Power Storage in Batteries Battery maker Duracell announced a new feature for its […]

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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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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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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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City of Seattle 2015 Activities

Important Emergency Planning documents The end of 2015 was a busy time for the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management. The OEM Director, Barb Graff, gave a briefing to the City Council on Oct 26, several pieces of important Emergency Planning documents were updated by legislative action and they produced their year end report. […]

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Seattle Dept of Transportation Disaster Planning

Winter Weather is Coming! If you were unable to attend the SDOT presentation in October 2015, please take a look at this detailed presentation to view how the Seattle Department of Transportation will respond in the event of bad weather affecting road conditions.     For those of you unable to attend the below session, […]

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