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Green Lake Community Council Emergency Preparedness Committee seeks volunteers

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A Green Lake Community Council Emergency Preparedness Committee has formed.

The committee is working with the City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center and members of other community planning groups, including the Wallingford Community Council Emergency Preparedness Committee.

The Green Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee aims to have a plan in place so that Green Lake residents can get information and help in the event of an emergency or disaster.

The group is creating four emergency hubs in the area:

  1. A Lower Woodland Park hub, jointly operated with the Wallingford group.
  2. A McDonald School hub (114 NE 54th St), jointly operated with the Wallingford group.
  3. A Green Lake Community Center hub (7201 E Green Lake Dr N).
  4. A Daniel Bagley Elementary hub (7821 Stone Avenue N).

The hubs will be places to get and share information, volunteer, and report injuries and emergency needs.  They will be particularly crucial if the power is out and phones are nonoperational.

The committee is looking for volunteers who would like to get involved in the emergency preparedness effort.  In particular, licensed GMRS and ham radio operators are needed.   For more information, contact Paul Kostek at pkostek [at] aol.com or 206-915-6645.

1949 earthquake

A large crack opened near the south end of Green Lake during Seattle's April 13, 1949 earthquake. | Photo courtesy seattlepi.com

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