Tag Archives: emergency preparedness

After Disaster Communications Class Sept 1st

Communicating with Loved Ones After a Disaster class will be done virtually on Tuesday, September 1st at 7 PM. Topics: Landlines – will they work after an earthquake Texting strategies VERY simple radio communications – GMRS Heavy on useful information … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared? Block Captains Wanted For Neighborhood Emergency Organizing

At this month’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council, we focused on trying to get neighbors organized for emergency preparedness on their own streets. Read the entire minutes of the November meeting. Do you know your neighbors? Do you … Continue reading

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Emergency HUB Drill Tests Community Preparedness

On an overcast June 1st before the marine layer burned away, a dozen Victory Heights residents gathered to participate in using our Emergency Communications HUB located in Victory Heights Park. The locked storage box next to the tennis courts was … Continue reading

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Snow Melted, Garbage Service Resumes, How Did You Do?

How well did you survive the “snowpocalypse” this month? Did you have enough food? Drinking water? Batteries for flashlights when the electricity went out? This was a good “dress rehearsal” for your emergency preparedness in case of a serious event … Continue reading

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Handy Links For Emergency Preparedness

Here are useful links for emergency preparedness: Seattle Hazard Explorer King County Hazard Explorer Texting apps when you don’t have wi-fi or data: https://www.geckoandfly.com/22562/chat-without-internet-connection-mesh-network/ Emergency Alerts and Notifications Seattle:            http://alert.seattle.gov King County:    http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management/alert-king-county.aspx Navigation apps when you don’t … Continue reading

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Disaster Preparedness Suggestions

At last night’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council (read the full minutes here) we heard all about disaster preparedness and tips that could really make a difference. Think about recent events in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Mexico … Continue reading

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Community Council Going al Fresco Tuesday Night

The June meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council on Tuesday, June 16th will be held al fresco on the lawn in Victory Heights Park starting at 7 PM. Partially this is to take advantage of the beautiful weather we … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events Including Community Council Meeting

This Tuesday, May 19th is the monthly meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council. Meetings are open to the public, please come and participate. The meeting starts at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 19th at the Co-op Preschool Building in … Continue reading

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Emergency Drill Prepares HUB Volunteers

Under grey threatening skies that later changed to sunshine, Emergency communication HUBS around Seattle participated in a simulated disaster drill Saturday morning, including the one in Lake City located in the Fred Meyer parking lot. For two hours, volunteers at … Continue reading

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