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The Monthly Connection
October 2011

Disaster ready...prepared people,
resilient community

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October Tip of the Month: Take Winter by Storm! – sign up for emergency alerts, school closures, real-time forecasts, preparedness checklists and more. The City of Seattle is just one partner in this annual, regional campaign.

Just out today … see what Bloomberg reported about La Nina and what climate experts say could happen here this winter:  “La Nina, a cooling of the Pacific Ocean that can affect weather around the world, is expected to strengthen gradually into 2012, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center …”

Other News to Know:
There is still time …  you’ve got until October 17 to apply for a Neighborhood Matching Fund Award. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods encourages you to apply for funding to help organize and engage your neighbors to plan for emergency and disaster situations. To learn more, click here.  Check out:  Preparedness Project Ideas.

And remember, while the deadline for Small and Simple Awards for projects of up to $20,000 ends this month, Small Sparks Awards of up to $1000 are available year-round!

Calendar Announcements: (training continues now through December, 2011)

  • Urban Self-Reliance Classes – new this year, in partnership with Seattle Public Libraries. For a detailed description or more information, visit or call 206-386-4636.
    DIY Seismic Home Retrofitting Workshops – class is free, registration required.
    Saturday, Oct 8, 2-4 p.m., Queen Anne Branch Library, 400 W. Garfield St, 98119
    Saturday, Oct 15, 2-4 p.m., Southwest Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave SW, 98126

    ADDITIONAL Home Retrofit Class: note earlier time

    Saturday, December, 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., West Seattle Branch Library, 2306 42nd Ave. SW, 98116

    Disaster Supply Kit Workshops – no registration. Open to all.
    Thursday, Oct 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lake City Branch Library, 12501 28th Ave NE, 98125
    Saturday, Oct 29, 1-2 p.m., Ballard Branch Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW, 98107
    Saturday, Oct 29, 4-5 p.m., Broadview Branch Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave N, 98133

  • Fall SNAP Classes free and open to all. Bring a friend.
    Thursday, Oct 13, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle 98102
    Tuesday, Oct 18, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Northgate Library, 10548 5th Ave N, Seattle 98125
    Thursday, Nov 3, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Southwest Library, 9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126

  • Fall Skills Trainingall classes now FULL, registration closed. If you registered for a class and cannot attend, please contact us at: or 206-233-5076 so someone else can take your spot. THANKS for your cooperation and understanding!

  • Phinney Center Home Retrofit Class - $25 fee*, register at 206-783-2244
    Wednesday, October 12, 7-9 p.m.,
    Phinney Neighborhood Assn, 6532 Phinney Ave N, 98103, *Required. Fee supports the PNA Tool Library.

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