Emergency Community Shelters Power Supply Project
The Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation is charged with providing shelter space in the event of a disaster. The City has designated six of the City's community centers as shelter facilities: the Bitter Lake and Meadowbrook community centers in North Seattle, the Queen Anne and Garfield community centers in Central Seattle, and the Delridge and Rainier Beach community centers in South Seattle.
The City has purchased six generators that can power the internal lighting systems and a number of specially wired outlets in these community centers.
Start Date: 2004
End Date: 2006
All six generators have been installed. The project is complete.
May 2006 -
Parks has now installed generators at five of the six community centers. Final siting location details have been reached with the Seattle School District for the Rainier Beach community center. Parks will install the generator after completing a property agreement with the School District later this month.
April 2006 -
Installation of the generator at the Delridge Community Center is complete. The Parks Department hopes to install one generator a week, and met recently with the School District to obtain approval for placing the generator at Rainier Beach Community Center.
Early December 2005 -
All generators have been delivered to the Parks Department. Testing is being completed by Parks crew.
October 2005 -
This project is on schedule to be completed by the end of this year. The Parks Department has now received three of the six generators.