Emergency HUB

Lakewood Seward Park Emergency Communications HUB

Keep yourself & vulnerable neighbors safe from COVID-19 while helping them.
We have been hearing many offers from people willing to help vulnerable neighbors with buying groceries and other errands they can’t do for themselves. Many thanks to all for these kind acts! For ways to keep yourself and your neighbors safe in the process, please see these guidelines put together by the Seattle Emergency Hubs network and the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods in coordination with the Public Health liaison at the City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center. Stay safe & well out there!

Our Hub, a project of the Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association, is modeling itself after other successful Hubs in the city, which in a disaster would have radio contact with the Emergency Operations Center and other Hubs when cell service and internet are down or restricted. The Hub would be a site for for us to post vital information and for community members to seek aid and share resources with each other.

Hub meetings are the first Monday of every month from 7–9 p.m. Each session includes not only a business meeting but also time set aside for training ourselves to be a Hub volunteers. Let us know if you would like to participate. Are you willing to play a role in planning and executing a disaster plan for the neighborhood? We need people with a wide variety of skills and abilities, including the ability to keep calm in an emergency and help calm others. You don’t need to be a club member to join—the more neighbors who join, the better prepared we will be!

Email us to be added to the mail distribution list:

LSPCChub@gmail.com

Resources:

Preparing your household:

How to create a family emergency plan and kit 

(from the American Red Cross)

Making your “Go Bag”

Organizing your neighborhood—2 different “tool kits” you can use (one from Washington State, one from the City of Seattle):

Map Your Neighborhood

SNAP Program – Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare

The SNAP program is somewhat more abbreviated than “Map Your Neighborhood.” Whichever tool you use, once you’re prepared, be sure to list your neighborhood on the Emergency NeighborLink map of Seattle!

Emergency Hubs and where they fit in City preparedness:

Seattle Office of Emergency Management

Seattle Emergency Hubs

Want to support the emergency hub with a tax deductible donation

Donations gratefully accepted here!