Time: May 17, 2014 from 9am to 11am
Location: Hunter Tree Farm Gathering Place, next door to NE Post Office
Street: 7744 35th Ave NE
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98115
Event Type: drill, information, gathering
Organized By: Emergency Prepare committee of WCC
Latest Activity: May 13, 2014
Almost all of us have heard the local warning: The question is not if a massive earthquake will hit the Northwest, the question is when it will happen. Because of this, we are all encouraged to prepare ourselves as individuals, as neighbors, and as a community.
The Emergency Preparedness Committee for the Wedgwood Community Council has been working for the past few years to encourage preparedness on all levels, most importantly on the community level. This group has worked with the City and others in the NE to create a basic community disaster plan, including identifying and creating an emergency communications hub at Hunter’s Tree Farms on 35th Ave NE.
This hub will be the gathering point of the community in the event of a massive disaster. When people arrive there, some will need assistance, while others will be volunteering to help. We will all need to help each other, until real help comes from outside the city – which may well take a week. What we need to figure out now, before a disaster, is how it is that we organize the hub to help neighbors help each other.
This Saturday, from 9-11:00, Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management is hosting a drill that tests the emergency communications hubs. We encourage people from throughout the NE to stop by the Hunter Tree Farm site to see how the hub works in an emergency and to see how you can help prepare the community for a disaster. We especially encourage those who might be interested in helping the Emergency Preparations Committee over time to come by and talk. The more that we do before a disaster, the less that disaster will have an impact upon us.
If you are unable to make it this weekend but are interested in becoming involved in NE Seattle Emergency Preparedness, please contact Bill Dock billdock (at) hotmail.com