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The Monthly Connection
June 2012

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Disaster ready...prepared people,
resilient community

June Tip of the Month: When was the last time you rotated your emergency water supply? We recommend that twice a year you refresh your emergency water supply to ensure that you have safe drinking water in the event of a major event or disaster. Use the old water to refresh your house plants, clean off the patio furniture, or even water the grass! New guidelines now recommend at least a gallon of water, per person, per day, for 7-10 days, to meet the needs of your family (don't forget about your pets!)

What to Do to Make it Through: This year's "Make It Through" campaign continues on bus boards and ethnic newspapers through mid-June. Share this link with your friends, and be sure to "like" them on Facebook - go to: makeitthrough.org

Regional Earthquake Exercise: The Evergreen Earthquake exercise took place on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 5 & 6.) It was an opportunity to test our response to a catastrophic earthquake that impacted communities across the Puget Sound Region. It was a very productive exercise with outstanding collaboration throughout the City. Thanks to all who participated!

Local Preparedness Events:

Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., What If? Expo, Northgate Mall
You know you need an emergency preparedness plan; it is on your to-do list. But where do you start? How do you talk to your children about the possibility of disaster and how it will affect your family? Join us at Northgate Mall this Saturday, June 9, for the What If Expo and take that first step! You will have the opportunity to attend seminars and meet with professionals to prepare yourself, your business, and your family. Get your questions answered. Get your plan in order. Get prepared.
More than 20 exhibitors will be on hand with information and activities. Be sure to check out the Seattle Emergency Communications Hub/Seattle Auxiliary Communications Services table and the Seattle Home Retrofit Program table. Special seminars by Seattle Emergency Management (11:45 a.m.) and the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities (12:30 p.m.)

Training Announcements:

Home Retrofit Class - will your home remain standing after a major earthquake? Find out here:
Douglass Truth Library

2300 E. Yesler Way 98122
Sunday, June 10
2 - 4 p.m.
Free, pre-register at: snap@seattle.gov or call 206-233-5076.

SNAP Classes - Open to all, no pre-registration.
High Point Branch Library
3411 SW Raymond St., 98126
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
6:30-7:45 p.m.

For more, go to: 2012 SNAP classes.

If you have a tip or item to share, please send it our way and you may see it in an upcoming issue: e-mail: snap@seattle.gov.

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