Category Archives: Earthquake Preparedness

Upcoming citywide preparedness event on October 11th: The Big Shaker Hits Seattle

The Seattle Emergency Hubs have been invited to have a booth at an upcoming event that the Seattle Office of Emergency Management is organizing.  It isn’t yet posted on their website or here on their Emergency Management event calendar, but you … Continue reading

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Photos: Disaster Relief Trials – Cargo Bikes check-in at West Seattle Hubs

We had great weather and a great time last Sunday at the Disaster Relief Trials in West Seattle. As described in our previous post, four of our West Seattle hubs and the West Seattle Tool Library participated as checkpoints for the riders … Continue reading

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Watch or join the Disaster Relief Bike Trials on Sunday!

As we noted earlier this summer, several of our emergency communication hubs plan to activate during the Disaster Relief Bike Trials on Sunday, September 25th — which is being held in conjunction with the Alki Summer Parkways event. Four of our thirteen hubs … Continue reading

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Upcoming West Seattle preparedness events and activities!

We want to let you know about a few items on our summer West Seattle Be Prepared calendar. We’ll be doing outreach at a couple more community festivals, and participating in some other preparedness activities.  In chronological order: SummerFest 2016, … Continue reading

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Join us for an emergency communication field exercise on June 11th!

West Seattle Be Prepared will take part in Cascadia Rising, a citywide emergency communications drill on Saturday, June 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Would you like to watch or participate? We plan to activate our emergency communication hub in … Continue reading

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Spring preparedness update

Since my last post on the anniversary of the Nisqually quake, we also passed the 5th anniversary of the Tohoku quake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11,  2011. Preparedness-related highlights this past month included several very good articles from … Continue reading

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On this 15th anniversary of the Nisqually earthquake…

A friend reminded me last night that today marks 15 years since the Nisqually earthquake rocked Seattle. I spent those scary moments under my desk at work, having remembered to drop, cover, and hold. I was the only one that did so, … Continue reading

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