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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Volunteer Management Table Top After Action Review

Volunteer Management Training   This Table Top exercise, held Nov 14, 2015, was intended to simulate volunteers showing up at the hub and to see how the groups assigned the volunteers, thought about their safety and managed them over time, especially if they had a reusable resource to share.   Each hub table had 10 […]

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Thoughts on the SR 530 Landslide Presentation by Tom Richardson.

We are so appreciative of Chief Richardson coming out to talk to us about the SR 530 landslide response. This was a personal recap of his time as a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Washington State Task Force working at the landslide. The presentation he gave contained much of the same material he presents to […]

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Meet your Hub Captains this summer

Seattle Emergency Hub Outreach Events   The Hub Captains from all the neighborhoods are out and about this summer doing outreach. We’ve been at the Morgan Community Festival, the West Seattle Summer Fest, the Ballard Seafood Fest and the Celebrate North Seattle Event. Coming up we will at Delridge Days, Lake City Salmon Fest and […]

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