SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) is a city program designed to help nighborhods help themselves in the event of an emergency. Toolkits and presentation materials are available online to help you and neighbors get organized.
To help get the ball rolling, a meeting will be held this Thursday. Admission is free.
- Date: Thursday October 17, 2019
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Place: Room 202 Good Shepherd Center (50th and Sunnyside)
We are all familiar with how the great Cascadia Subduction Zone off Washington’s shore and under the Olympic Mountains could result in a disastrous earthquake any day now. There are other slightly less dramatic events that also could upend our lives, such as a Seattle Fault earthquake, a fire that consumes a few neighboring houses, an amazing snowstorm (climate uncertainty says they’re coming) or even a medical emergency in your own family. If we as individuals and a neighborhood are prepared to respond to these emergencies the potential adverse impacts will be much less severe.
In a large-scale disaster the Police and Fire Departments will be overwhelmed and will be a long time in coming to your assistance. We need to be prepared to help ourselves, our families and our neighbors.
The Wallingford Community Council is offering a free training session to give you the fundamentals of how to prepare so your family and your neighborhood will be more resilient in the event of disaster. We are offering a class called Seattle Neighbors Actively Prepare, or SNAP.
In this class we will discuss what you need to do to get your own home and family ready and how to go about working with your community to be able to take the necessary steps immediately following a disaster.
Wallingford needs a community emergency response team. We are seeking to organize our neighborhood and we need you. Come to the SNAP training session and stay to discuss how you might help build a community that can respond together when disaster strikes. Diane Moore, an experienced volunteer with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management will present the basics of individual/family disaster preparedness and help spark our neighborhood-level preparedness.