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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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Register ASAP for fall preparedness classes!

I want to call your attention to an excellent class that is hopefully on your emergency preparedness bucket list, and alert you that it’s filling up fast! Stop the Bleed is a free hands-on class that is offered monthly at Harborview. … Continue reading

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September is National Preparedness Month!

In light of so many recent regional and national weather-related events, emergency preparedness is a timely topic this month! Thought I’d share some resources and information that you may find helpful and/or thought-provoking. First, we received a new EOCSNAP – newsletter … Continue reading

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Follow-up from the citywide emergency preparedness drill

Though the citywide hub communication exercise on July 29th now seems so very long ago, we wanted to follow-up with some details. First, you’ll find an overview of the exercise, dubbed Cascadia Rising II – Hubs and Spokes, on the … Continue reading

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