Greetings Seattle Emergency Preparedness Members, Friends and Partners –

city of seattle logoMessage to our Community:

Our hearts continue to stay with our neighbors in Snohomish County, and the many rescuers, volunteers and families who have been devastated by this disaster. So much strength and courage there. As we continue to support the response and recovery, we sincerely thank all who have donated their time, skills and efforts to assist.

As our spring emergency management classes continue, there are several ways to get involved, refresh your knowledge or learn new information. Check out the upcoming workshops and Special Open House event below. All events are free.

Seismic Home Retrofit Class

Sunday, April 6, 2-4 p.m.

Lake City Branch Library

12501 28th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125

Please register at:

Learn tips and techniques on how to bolt your home to its foundation. Experienced instructors show how to seismically assess your home using Seattle’s free, pre-engineered plans. Tools needed, the permit process and other resources are reviewed during class.

Free SNAP Workshops – April’s Topic: Turn Your Smartphone into a Disaster Tool

During this hands-on, 30-minute workshop, bring your device and find out what the best mobile apps are in case of an emergency. With just a few clicks, we’ll share the latest ways to notify loved ones, track power outages, get transit alerts, light your way and more. No registration needed. Open to all.

Monday, April 7, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Beacon Hill Branch Library

2821 Beacon Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144

Tuesday, April 15, 12-12:30 p.m.

Central Library

1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30-7 p.m.

Northeast Branch Library

6801 35th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115

Sunday, April 27, 1:30-2 p.m.

Magnolia Branch Library

2801 34th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98199

Special Open House – Tues, April 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Rainier Community Center – How Should the City Spend Your Money on Hazard Reduction?

The City of Seattle is looking for your input on what hazards worry you most. Earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, snow and ice storms, terrorism are just a few of the hazards that the City can experience. How should the City use limited financial resources to reduce the impacts from the City’s natural and man-made hazards? There are many ways to reduce the impacts, such as regulations, slope stabilization, and public education. Be part of how Seattle Office of Emergency Management updates its existing 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. There are three ways to tell us what you think:

April 8, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. South

Seattle, WA 98118

  • Share your thoughts with us by April 23, 2014.

With your participation we can identify the hazards we should plan for and take actions to reduce the impacts when the hazards strike. For questions, contact Donna Voss, Mitigation Plan Manager at:


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