MAY 9 – Prepare for a Dark & Stormy Night in Seattle …
WHAT: The Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs are hosting their annual spring training and will set up so neighbors and volunteers can learn what goes on at a hub, what happens when it gets dark, and how to manage information when other volunteers come to help. Join in on the fun! Everyone is welcome. For more info, go to: http://seattleemergencyhubs.org
WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 5 to 10 p.m.
LOC: City-wide, for more info, go to: http://seattleemergencyhubs.org
The new Seattle Emergency NeighborLink Map is up and running …
Thanks to those who helped “make a mark” on preparedness” during the first-ever Seattle Hub-a-thon! More than 60 groups and individuals can now contact each other directly on the Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map: http://seattleemergencyhubs.org (scroll down on Home Page until you see the map.)
It’s never too late to become part of this effort – if you haven’t already, please fill in and submit the online form for your Hub, SNAP or Block Watch group. CERT members are also encouraged to join the map. The Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map will continue to be a community resource for those who have organized around safety and disaster.
Coming next month:
JUNE 6 – Earthquake Home Retrofit
Class is free, pre-registration required.
Free, introductory class provides information for do-it-yourselfers or those who want to become educated consumers on how to seismically secure your home to its foundation. Experienced instructors share their insight on tools needed, building techniques, the City’s free plan set and the permit process.
WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
LOC: Ballard Branch Library at 5614 22nd Ave NW
This month, the Seattle Emergency Neighbor Link map makes its on-line debut. If you are part of the SNAP list*, you will automatically receive a link to this website. Then, on April 17-18, Seattle Emergency Management will host the first-ever Seattle “Hub-a-thon!”
*sign up for the SNAP list at: http://www.seattle.gov/lists/eocsnap.htm
What is a Hub-a-thon?
It’s a virtual meet-up of neighborhood coordinators who have organized their group for safety and disaster preparedness. Neighbors connect themselves via the new Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map.
What is the Seattle Emergency Neighbor Link map?
An interactive Google map where you can connect with other neighborhood coordinators directly and see who else has organized around you.
Why Seattle Emergency Neighbor Link?
If you’ve ever wondered who else has formed a neighborhood group around safety or disaster preparedness, there has never been a way to easily locate or contact others. But now with NeighborLink, there is!
For more information, go http://seattleemergencyhubs.org
Learn more about Emergency HUBS here: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/working-together/community-emergency-hubs