Archive for 'Emergency preparedness'
Mayor McGinn today announced that the City of Seattle will soon commission a study on the local economic impacts resulting from 18 coal trains passing through Seattle each day. McGinn has previously detailed some of the local traffic and safety impacts that would result from the coal train proposal. “Seattle’s economy is[More]
Mayor Mike McGinn today encouraged residents to begin making annual preparations for the possibility of winter weather-related emergencies and updated the public on how the City is preparing for winter storms. McGinn described online tools available to the public to help them track storms and their impact on City services. He also[More]
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Safe Communities large group meeting yesterday in the Southwest Precinct. We had a great conversation about what we can do collectively as a community to make Seattle safer. To get involved, sign up at seattle.gov/safe, and be sure to join us when[More]
As a city located in a seismic fault zone, we are always preparing for the next big rumble here in Seattle. Our City plan for coordinating the response to a disaster, the Seattle Disaster Readiness and Response Plan, has long included earthquake planning, but since the likelihood of Seattle experiencing a seismic[More]
With temperatures below freezing and more winter weather in the forecast, Mayor Mike McGinn activated Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) this morning. The EOC will remain open as needed to monitor weather conditions and provide support and coordination with city departments. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has 18 trucks out to[More]
Posted: January 16th, 2012 under Emergency preparedness.
Last week the City entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with King County and other local governments that lays out a framework for inter-agency collaboration during an emergency. The MOU will help us make sure people know exactly what to do to remain safe in an emergency, with no mixed messages.[More]
With winter storm plans readied, salt stockpiled and equipment prepped, Mayor Mike McGinn today announced the City of Seattle is preparing for another season of La Nina winter weather. Today we unveiled the City’s new Winter Weather Response webpage, which allows residents to track where plows have been and check current street[More]
With weather experts predicting another colder, wetter, La Nina winter, Mayor Mike McGinn encouraged people today to prepare for weather-related emergencies, outlined how residents can help the City respond to power outages and updated the public on how Seattle City Light is preparing for winter storms. [caption id="attachment_6192" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Mayor McGinn[More]
Today Mayor McGinn announced a new tool called Seattle RainWatch to track storms and forecast rain and snow at the neighborhood level. The new online tool — http://www.atmos.washington.edu/SPU — was developed with the University of Washington. A similar online tool, SnowWatch, will be used and refined this winter, with the goal of[More]
The devastation caused by recent earthquakes in New Zealand and in Japan remind us of the need to be prepared for emergencies here in Seattle. While we have not seen any health risk here from the nuclear event in Japan, we know that the Pacific Northwest region faces several threats, particularly from[More]