New Emergency Communications Hub in Lakewood Seward Park

New Emergency Communications Hub in Lakewood Seward Park

By Lakewood Seward Park Community Club

SOUTHEAST SEATTLE — The Lakewood Seward Park Community Club (LSPCC) is proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepared (SNAP) to act as an official communications hub in the event of an emergency, only the second hub in South Seattle. The other southeast Seattle hub is in Rainier Beach.

Emergency communications hubs are an active, practicing, officially recognized network of citizen responders that have the capacity to activate as soon as possible after a disaster. Hub sites collect information on local situations, needs and resources; relay communications between hub sites and the City of Seattle; relay emergency information to residents; and assist in the allocation of local resources.

As part of the preparation for any local disasters, hubs conduct drills, educational sessions and neighborhood outreach programs to share information about how residents can prepare themselves and their communities for a disaster.

As LSPCC increases our involvement in the Seattle Hub program, we will be holding a series of resident and member planning sessions, the first of which will be on Tues., April 21, at 7 pm at the Clubhouse (4916 S. Angeline St.).

LSPCC Treasurer Aaron Evanson is the acting Hub Captain and will facilitate the planning session.

Photo/Lakewood Seward Park Community Club

 

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