"Today's All Things Considered had a great article on how connections with friends and neighbors are among the most important predictors of doing well in disasters (not fire trucks and ambulances):
"The Key To Disaster Survival? Friends And…"
"There will be an all-city field exercise this Saturday May 7 to enable emergency communication Hubs and Ham radio operators from neighborhoods across the city to practice operations. The exercise runs from 9:00-noon and will simulate a…"
"Here are some useful links:
West Seattle's excellent website about preparedness and their Hubs
From Seattle Office of Emergency Management:
SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) info, documents etc
"Hi - There are some important dates coming up regarding preparedness:Friday, April 8, 7:00-8:30 pm, planning meeting to organize the new NE Seattle Emergency Communications Hub, and to plan for the May 7 field exercise (see below). …"
"Hi - Yes, there is a group actively putting together a comparable web site that will serve NE Seattle. There is an upcoming planning meeting on Thursday March 31st at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom at the Hearthstone (E Green Lake…"
This guild will learn best practices for getting our community and our neighbors ready for any emergency. Will include collaboration with municipal agencies that have systems in place, such as Block Watch networks.