Register now for our fall preparedness events!

As we mentioned earlier, we’re hosting two almost identical preparedness sessions this fall.  We’ve added more details below, as well as a link so that you can register!

Is West Seattle prepared (for the Big One)?

WS events Fall 2018 poster Final English

Sunday, October 7, 2 – 5 pm,

High Point Community Center

6920 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

 

Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 – noon,

Hiawatha Community Center

2700 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

 

Learn about and discuss what we should do in West Seattle!

  • Hosted by Glenn Farley, Natural Disasters Reporter, KING-5 News.  
  • Opening keynote sessions by Dave Nichols, Certified Emergency Manager and West Seattle resident speaking on community preparedness. And, a presentation about Northwest earthquake science from Harold Tobin, Director, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (October session only) /  Sandi Doughton, Seattle Times Science Reporter (November session only).
  • Hear about response plans from Seattle Police, Fire, Emergency Management and
    King County Public Health.
  • Learn how you can be better prepared personally.
  • Learn what steps you can take to mitigate your potential damage.
  • Learn skills to help you quickly respond to a disaster with demonstrations on water purification, sanitation in disasters, utility shut off, and other urban survival skills.
  • Meet your neighbors so that we work effectively together for recovery.

 

Free and open to everyone! We especially encourage families with children, tenants, seniors and those new to West Seattle to join us!

 

Register today to reserve a seat, and to reserve interpretation services for Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese & ASL. https://bit.ly/2PcsqEQ

 

Click here to view our new informational video!

 

Hosted by the West Seattle Hubs and West Seattle Be Prepared http://westseattlebeprepared.org

This project is funded by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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Is West Seattle Prepared for an Emergency?

As summer winds down, we’re looking ahead to fall preparedness events. Here are a couple of ours! We hope you can join us.

WS events Fall 2018 poster Final English

 

You can register at https://bit.ly/2PcsqEQ

 

 

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Look for us at SummerFest this afternoon!

We’ll be setting up shop in the Information / Community booth from 2 to 6 PM this afternoon!

Stop by to learn about upcoming preparedness sessions that we will be offering this fall, and our newest (14th) hub! Cindi will also have the Wheel of Misfortunes there to challenge you.

The Information / Community booth is located at the intersection of California Ave SW and SW Alaska Street. You can find more details here , as well as lots of other information about this year’s festival from the West Seattle Blog.

 

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Catch us at the 13th annual Morgan Junction Festival next weekend!

Hope you’ll stop by our booth this coming Saturday, June 16th, at the Morgan Junction Festival! We’ll be there from 10 to 4 with preparedness materials galore!

Why come see us at a festival?  Well, we don’t have a storefront…so this is your next best chance to catch us in person. And, as we noted last month, you can:

  • Pick up the latest West Seattle emergency communication hub map postcards and learn about our newest hub!
  • Check out our multi-day emergency preparedness kits for both people and/or pets.
  • Test your knowledge! The ‘Wheel of Misfortunes” will be back to challenge you.
  • Pick up some of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s handouts about personal preparedness.
  • Bring your questions! If the ‘Wheel of Misfortunes’ stumped you earlier, you can try to stump Robert, Johnny or Cindi!

Hope to see you there!

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Where will you BEE on Saturday, May 19th?

We hope you plan to stop by our booth at the 6th Annual West Seattle Bee Festival — which coincidentally takes place at our High Point hub location. Come meet our two new captains for that hub, Robert Landis and Johnny Schmidt!

You can also:

  • Pick up the latest West Seattle emergency communication hub map postcards.
  • Test your knowledge! The ‘Wheel of Misfortunes” will be back to challenge you.
  • Check out our multi-day emergency preparedness kits for both people and/or pets.
  • Pick up some  of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s handouts about personal preparedness.
  • Bring your questions! If the ‘Wheel of Misfortunes’ stumped you, you can try to stump Robert and Johnny!

Our booth is part of the Vendor Fair at the festival, which runs from 11 until 2 PM, on Lanham Place SW between SW Graham Street and SW Sylvan Way/SW Morgan Street.

We hope you can BEE there!

Bee Fest Poster final 2018

 

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Wondering how Seattle fared with “No Power, No Bars?”

Thanks to those of you who showed up today to participate in, or watch, our field exercises this morning! We activated three of our West Seattle emergency communication hubs as part of this citywide communication exercise.

While this exercise took place over three hours and provided opportunities for hands-on learning and experience, the pre-planning efforts and the debrief afterward may prove to be the most insightful as to what may help us successfully weather a similar real emergency in our community.

We may share more about those findings later….meanwhile, here are some scenes from our exercise in High Point today — including some photos and comments that I shared with the West Seattle Blog.

 

 

Updating Sunday, 4/29/18 to include some photos taken by Ian Gallagher. Ian and Journét Wallace are Hub Co-Captains for our EC Hughes hub location. They participated in the exercise that took place at our Fauntleroy hub.

 

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Reminder: Our Field Exercise is this Saturday, April 28th!

Please join us — as a volunteer or as an observer — to see the emergency communication hubs in action! Three of our West Seattle hubs will activate for this exercise: Pigeon Point, High Point, and Fauntleroy.

This drill simulates an extended total power outage — something that could quickly become our reality following an earthquake or another large-scale disaster. You’ll find more details (including maps) in this earlier overview.

PigeonPoint hub exercise sign

Pigeon Point hub exercise reminder from Jim Sander

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