PhinneyWood Hubs Public Meeting:

PhinneyWood Hubs, the neighborhood disaster preparedness group, will hold its next public meeting to launch the “Unified Neighborhood Response” program, which brings together households, Watch Block teams, and Emergency Hubs in a coordinated system to respond to a major earthquake or other disaster.   The meeting will feature: ● Reports From the Field: Block Leaders […]

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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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West Seattle Hub Captains year end meeting

Year end meeting The West Seattle Hub Captains will review activities from 2015 and plan their events for 2016. This will be a working meeting, but call if you have an interest in the Hub Captain activities.

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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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Preparing for “The Big One”

What to do when the ‘really big one’ hits?     Are you prepared for the next big earthquake and other disasters Seattle could face? Attend a presentation at one of the below library branches to hear from local emergency management experts about what you can do to get prepared. Learn about the City’s new […]

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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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