OEM – Emergency Prep-Generic Template

AlertSeattle: Protect Your Home From Landslides and Earthquakes The City of Seattle is hosting two upcoming presentations on February 11 to help you prepare for an emergency. Our landslide awareness presentation will explain how you can prevent landslides on your property. Our earthquake retrofit presentation covers what you need to do to help your home survive an earthquake. Event Details: Saturday, February 11, 2017 Filipino Community Center 5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S. 2nd Floor Conference Room (This venue is ADA accessible.) Presentation Schedule: • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Earthquake Retrofit Earthquake retrofit expert Tony Holder will give an overview of how Seattle’s geology can make your home vulnerable to damage during an earthquake. The presentation will discuss how to assess your house to see if it needs to be retrofitted. We’ll also explain how to retrofit your home, including a brief overview of the permitting process. • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Landslide Awareness Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Dean Griswold, P.E., will explain why landslides happen and where landslides typically occur in Seattle. He will explain how to determine if your property is in a landslide-prone area, preventative measures you can take to protect your property from landslides, and who to call in case of a landslide. These presentations are part of the South Seattle Home Fair (February 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Filipino Community Center). In addition to the above presentations, the City, along with local organizations, are offering free one-on-one Q&A sessions to discuss services and answer questions. We’ll have information about emergency management, rental housing, affordable housing, raingardens, building permits, building and electrical inspections, code requirements, and much more. Habitat for Humanity, Home Sight, Rebuilding Together Seattle, Southeast Seattle Tool Library, Office of Emergency Management, and the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs will also be on hand to answer questions. For more information about this event, view the calendar description at http://bit.ly/2hVsSGG. Read more »

OEM-Emergency Preparedness-Workshop

AlertSeattle from Emergency Management and Fire Dept.: Attend a free disaster skills workshop at the Magnolia Library Branch on 5/14 from 1-2:30 p.m. This workshop provides training on fire extinguisher use and utility control. Both of these are key sk... Read more »

OEM-Emergency Preparedness-Workshop

AlertSeattle from Emergency Management and Fire Dept.: Attend a free disaster skills workshop at the Magnolia Library Branch on 5/14 from 1-2:30 p.m. This workshop provides training on fire extinguisher use and utility control. Both of these are key sk... Read more »

Earthquake Drill

AlertSeattle: DRILL- Drop Cover and Hold during the Great Shakeout Earthquake DRILL tomorrow at 10:15 am! Go to www.seattle.gov/emergency for preparedness info. Read more »

Earthquake Drill

AlertSeattle: DRILL- Drop Cover and Hold during the Great Shakeout Earthquake DRILL tomorrow at 10:15 am! Go to www.seattle.gov/emergency for preparedness info. Read more »

Traffic Disruption Cleared

Alert from the Seattle Department of Transportation, traffic has dissipated from earlier I-5 closure, for additional information go to the Seattle Traveler's map at www.seattle.gov/travelers/ or Find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/seattledot/ Read more »