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Reminder: Thursday, 10/19, at 10:19 AM, is the Great ShakeOut!

The annual Great ShakeOut takes place this coming Thursday, 10/19, at 10:19 AM! We hope you can take a few minutes to physically practice earthquake preparedness. As well, please give some thought about where you would to Drop – Cover … Continue reading

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Donation from VIEWS will help fund new equipment for our West Seattle Hubs!

We’re thrilled and grateful that we are among three organizations that received a donation from VIEWS in late September! West Seattle Blog has more  details here. Many thanks to VIEWS for their support of the West Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs!

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Congratulations to our own Cindi Barker!

We learned today that Cindi Barker has received national recognition as a Community Preparedness Champion from FEMA for her ongoing efforts to establish emergency communication hubs throughout Seattle, as well as those here in West Seattle. The West Seattle Blog … Continue reading

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Can you take a short survey to help Seattle become more resilient?

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is conducting a Building a Resilient Seattle survey. Here’s an overview, as well as more about how you can help further this effort. Seattle has been selected into a global network of cities building urban … Continue reading

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HAM Radio Class, starts Sept 23

From Cindi Barker: Here’s a long-awaited opportunity for Beacon Hill, West Seattle and South Seattle community residents to become licensed ham radio operators! Most Seattle classes are held in Ballard. Classes will run for two consecutive Saturdays, September 23 and … Continue reading

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On the subject of nuclear fallout…

During a presentation on emergency preparedness this week, I was asked how one might prepare for a nuclear strike. I recalled this article, How To Survive the First Hour of a Nuclear Attack. Thought I’d share here, as I haven’t … Continue reading

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More thoughts on earthquake preparedness…

Two summers ago, many of us were caught up in discussion about the controversial article in the New Yorker, The Earthquake that Will Devastate Seattle, that painted a vivid and dire picture of what might happen in this region. Just … Continue reading

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