Phinneywood Practice Drill

September is National Preparedness month and what better way to take action than by having a drill! Bring your friends and family to help us test our systems, learn about National Preparedness Month and tips on preparedness measures and to socialize with your neighbors! We will meet at the Hub at Phinney Neighborhood Center for […]

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Disaster Relief Trials (Cargo Bike drill)

Imagine the impact a nearby 8.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami would have on Seattle. Buildings collapsed, roads in shambles, people displaced, services disconnected. Without roads that are passable to vehicles, how do we provide essential services to injured and scared residents?   Enter, CARGO BICYCLISTS! Bikes can traverse the city even when roads seem […]

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Phinney Public Meeting on Neighborhood Earthquake Response

Phinney Hub will host a public meeting about neighborhood earthquake response on Wednesday, September 2, 7:30-8:45 p.m. at Phinney Center (Blue Building), 6532 Phinney Ave. N. We will share information about how to prepare your household, and how to cooperate with your neighbors to protect lives and property in the aftermath of a major earthquake. […]

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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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SR 530 Slide Special Presentation

Seattle Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Tom Richardson, one of the Urban Search and Rescue Team Leaders (USAR) at the SR 530 slide, who will share his experience during the response and recovery stages and his thoughts on how communities are key in disasters.    SR 530 Landslide Presentation Flyer   Please RSVP at snap@seattle.gov, or […]

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Prepare for a tsunami in the event of a major PNW earthquake!

Tsunami Preparedness in the PNW and Seattle A tsunami (pronounced tsoo-nah-mee) is a series of waves, generated in a body of water by a disturbance that moves the whole water column. A tsunami can be caused by many climatic events; earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, explosions, and even the impact of cosmic bodies, such as meteorites. […]

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