At some point in the future, Seattle will get hit by a major earthquake. Hopefully that will be decades or centuries from now, but it is too predictable an event to not make basic preparations which will help reduce the impact of such an occurrence. The Wedgwood Community Council and Sustainable NE Seattle, therefore, are working throughout the year to encourage preparedness.
Once individuals have taken care of their basic individual preparedness needs (see 3days3ways.org), they often want to take the next step to organize with their neighbors. On Thursday, March 15th, the Wedgwood Commuity Council and Sustainable NE Seattle are hosting a meeting which will demonstrate one way that neighbors can come together to create an emergency plan.
The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 9:00, Thursday, March 15th at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (8008 35th Ave NE). This meeting will focus on how to organize your street or block. There will be a short video called “Map Your Neighborhood”,with moderator-led activities and discussion designed to get us ready to plan our responses to potential emergencies. Those who want to take the first step to organize their block will be provided with the information and materials needed to start the process.
Expect to hear from local experts in emergency response, and to have an opportunity to meet and network with neighbors who share common goals. This will be a fun event, with lots of information, answers, and even incentive gifts. Please join us if you have any questions or interest in nighborhood organization. All NE Seattle residents are welcome to participate.