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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ACS – Behind the Scenes

Auxiliary Communication Service Hams operate 2nd location in north Seattle ACS, the Ham radio volunteer response team of the city’s Emergency Response Center (EOC) used their newest location in the January “Fifth Saturday” drill. The drill is an event when cities and other emergency response organizations practice sending messages to the Washington State EOC.  The drill […]

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PhinneyWood Hubs organize neighborhood approach

PhinneyWood builds on collaborative neighborhood work. The PhinneyWood Hubs held an organizing meeting Jan 25, exploring how to link households, blocks and the Hubs into a coordinated, resilient network for responding in a disaster.  Over 40 people turned out to share their thoughts and what they’ve done so far to organize.  A block leader talked […]

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ACS 5th Saturday Drill

If you would like to watch our ACS partners in action (the Seattle Auxiliary Communication Service, Ham radio operators), they will be holding a “5th Saturday Drill” based out of their facility at North Seattle College.  If you would like to stop in and observe, go to the Bookstore’s back loading dock and look for […]

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Monthly Hub Captains Meeting

Regular monthly meeting, with lots on the agenda and we will have a guest; Jill Watson, City of Seattle – Sheltering discussion (part 2). Doors will open at 6:30. Please note the new location! We will be in the Multi Purpose room

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Great work by Lake City Hub!

Mayor Murray stops by Lake City Hub Table Lake City community groups held a big open house on Jan. 27 to showcase the work of the neighborhood groups and associations.  Sandy Motzer and Susanna Cunningham were there to talk to people about emergency preparedness and the Lake City Hub at the Fred Meyer parking lot.  […]

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Hub Table at Lake City Community Conversation

Lake City Community Lake City will have their first Community Conversation on this date and the Lake City Hub will be participating. They will have information about personal preparedness, the SNAP program and talk with folks about how the Hub works. This event is sponsored by Lake City Future First

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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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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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