Category Archives: Earthquake Preparedness

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)? Sunday, October 7, 2 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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More on the April 28th field exercise!

From Cindi Barker: Does your stress level rise when your cell phone power bars shrink?  Can you imagine living without power for an extended period of time – how would we move information in this age of connective-ness? We want to … Continue reading

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Can you envision a widespread total power outage in our area?

That will be the scenario for a citywide field exercise exactly one month from today. On April 28th, from 9 AM until 1 PM, you’ll have an opportunity to observe or participate as Emergency Communication Hubs from West Seattle and … Continue reading

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Disaster Skills Workshop to be taught in the Vietnamese language on April 7th!

On Saturday, April 7th, from 1 to 3 PM, the Office of Emergency Management will teach their popular Disaster Skills Workshop in the Vietnamese language in West Seattle. The class is free. It will be held at the High Point Library (3411 … Continue reading

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Changes to our radio check-in schedule

Our West Seattle emergency communication hubs are part of a citywide GMRS radio network that will be activated during a disaster. On Monday evenings at 8 PM, we typically test our GMRS radios and systems. Our check-in day and time … 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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