A Season of Preparation

With the change of season from summer to fall, weather changing and kids going back to school, it is a good time to review family emergency preparations.  Each household should be prepared with enough food, water and emergency supplies for at least three days.  Children should know who to call and what to do if they are at school, home or out at another place in the event of an emergency.

Wedgwood has its Emergency Hub at The Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE.  The Hub will be activated only in the event that all communications are “down.”  Messages for family members can be left at the Hub and amateur radio operators will keep in touch with city services from the Hub site at Hunter’s.

Now Lake City has developed its own Hub on the parking lot of Fred Meyer, Lake City Way at NE 130th Street.  Take a look there this Thursday, August 29, from 2:30 to 7:30 PM. The Open House on Thursday is to acquaint Lake City residents and businesses with what the Lake City Emergency “Hub” is and how it can help in the event of a major disaster.

Please come to the “pod” located in the southeast corner of Fred Meyer’s lower parking lot. Information will be available about disaster preparedness, including lists of recommended items to have on hand.

To make it really easy for everyone, Fred Meyer will have items from that recommended list together in a display for sale in their store. Plus, there will be drawings for emergency kits and emergency radios as well as prizes available for the kids.

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