City-Wide Emergency Communication Hub Field Exercise

Message from your Lake City Emergency Hub Team:

Lake City  Hub, Fred Meyer south parking lot, 13000 Lake City Way NE

Please join the Lake City Hub Team at the 2018 City-Wide Emergency Communication Hub Field Exercise this coming Saturday, April 28, 9-11:30 am at Lake City Fred Meyer in the SE corner of the lower parking. This exercise is a total failure of the Western WA power grid—cause unknown and resolution time not estimated.

We really need you to volunteer as a Hub Team member or to act out brief scripts of people (1) having information to share (for example, The ABC Store on Lake City Way is offering generator power to people needing to charge medical equipment); (2) needing something (for example, What pharmacies are open to fill my Dad’s insulin prescription?), and/or (3) offering a resource (for example, I can stay to help with Japanese interpretation). Those scripts will help us practice meeting local needs and matching them with local resources. Or simply stop by to learn about the Hub and some strategies for emergency preparedness—how-to build an emergency kit, how-to access and purify water, how-to manage sanitation, and how (and when) to control utilities.

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Emergency Preparedness Follow Up

Thank you to the Lake City Communications Hub, SNAP, Neighborhood Block Watch and American Red Cross for presenting at the Community Conversation on Wednesday, November 15th. About 125 neighbors came out to get vital information and ask questions.

Thank you to Villa Verdi for providing the delicious food and to all the volunteers who helped make this important evening a success.

For those of you who were not able to make it or did not pick up the handouts, below you will find three very useful documents from the presentation:

Accessing Water from your Water Heater

Water Purification

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November 15th Community Conversation

Don’t Miss the Next Community Conversation on Emergency Preparedness

Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you know how to access water safe to drink or how to manage sanitation? How is your emergency kit looking? Lake City Future First, in partnership with the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub will help you get prepared on Wednesday, November 15th at a free Community Conversation held at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle.

Doors open at 6:30 pm with free food from Villa Verdi (12360 Lake City Way Ne Seattle, WA 98125). At 7:00 pm attendees will learn about the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub from Lake City Hub Captain Sandy Motzer. The Lake City Hub is located at Fred Meyer in the SE corner of the lower parking lot. During a disaster emergency when most forms of communication fail, community members would gather at the Hub to exchange information, needs, and resources in order to help ourselves, knowing it could be days or weeks before City services are available.

Following the Hub presentation attendees will visit three ‘How to’ demonstrations:

  • Purify WaterLake City Emergency Communication Hub
  • Manage Sanitation – Ann Forrest, Victory Heights Hub Cap
  • Manage Utilities – Matt Auflick, Office of Emergency Management

The Hub will also have an Amateur (Ham) radio display table with information about the importance of Amateur radio in a disaster and how you can obtain a license – Susanna Cunningham, WB7CON, Hub Cap, and Member, Auxiliary Communication Services

Information from the following organizations will also be available to assist with emergency preparedness:SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare)/Block Watch

American Red Cross, emergency kit preparation