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Get ready for more snow

Photo credit: Scott Meis Photography More snow and cold temperatures are on the way. Take Winter By Storm, a multi-media, public awareness and safety engagement program, has some tips for preparing for severe winter weather: · If an inlet or street drain appears to be blocked by snow or debris, try to safely clear a channel to provide a path for the runoff. If the drain cannot be cleared, or if the cause of the blockage or flooding is uncertain, call Seattle Public Utilities at (206) 386-1800. · Protect your water pipes from freezing. Shut off outside faucets, drain the water and…

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Seattle Park Board to hold public meeting about zoo, emergency preparedness and small craft centers

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners, a seven-member citizen board, will hold its next public meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Activity Resource Center at the Woodland Park Zoo (5500 Phinney Ave N). The meeting agenda includes an update on Woodland Park Zoo activities from  Zoo Executive Director Deborah Jensen. The Woodland Park Zoo Society operates the zoo under a management agreement with the City of Seattle. There will also a briefing on Seattle Parks emergency preparedness. Parks staff will brief the Board on how Parks and Recreation is prepared to deal with natural or man-made disasters,…

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City money available for neighborhood emergency preparedness

Updated Monday, July 18 with additional information from Lois Maag. Earlier today (Friday, July 15, 2011), the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods announced that the next cycle of the Small and Simple Projects Fund will focus on emergency preparedness. The funding opportunity is being offered by the Department of Neighborhoods in partnership with the Office of Emergency Management. The goal is to help community members connect, organize, and plan for emergency situations with their neighbors. “Community members won’t have to apply for funds,” Lois Maag of the Department of Neighborhoods says. “We will have a menu of options, from supplies to…

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Volunteers needed for Green Lake emergency preparedness event

At Wednesday’s Green Lake Community Council meeting, Paul Kostek shared news about an upcoming emergency preparedness event at Green Lake Park. Paul heads up the Community Council’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, which 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: Lower Woodland Park hub McDonald School hub (114 NE 54th St) Green Lake Community Center hub (7201 E Green Lake Dr N) Daniel Bagley Elementary hub (7821 Stone Avenue N) The hubs will be places to volunteer,…

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Green Lake Community Council Emergency Preparedness Committee seeks volunteers

The Green Lake Community Council Emergency Preparedness Committee, which first began meeting this past summer, is hoping to attract some more volunteers. 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: A Lower Woodland Park hub, jointly operated with the Wallingford…

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