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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Preparedness Classes Start This Saturday, October 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/4/2007  11:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Debbie Goetz  (206) 684-0517


Preparedness Classes Start This Saturday, October 6
Getting prepared can be a *SNAP!

SEATTLE - Seattle residents have ample opportunity to get prepared for disasters and other emergencies this fall as the Seattle Office of Emergency Management holds a community preparedness class at multiple locations throughout the city.

The class is free and open to the public. Participants will learn about natural hazards in Washington and Puget Sound, how to be self-sufficient for a minimum of three days and how to use SNAP as a team approach to taking care of each other when city services are overwhelmed.

The first class will be on Saturday, Oct 6 at Fremont History House, 790 N 34th Street, from 10-11:30 a.m. The same class is repeated in the following locations:

Laurelhurst Community Center
4554 NE 41st St
Thurs, Oct 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

Langston Hughes Community Center
104 17th Ave S
Thurs, Oct 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

Loyal Heights Community Center
2101 NW 77th St
Tues, Oct 30, 7-8:30 p.m.

West Precinct - Seattle Police Department
810 Virginia St
Tues, Nov 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W
Tues, Nov 13, 7-8:30 p.m.

Alki Community Center
5817 SW Stevens St
Thurs, Nov 15, 7-8:30 p.m.

Jefferson Park Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S
Sat, Dec 1, 10-11:30 a.m.

Montlake Community Center
1618 E Calhoun St
Thurs, Dec 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Thurs, Dec 11, 7:30-9p.m.

Residents who organize a SNAP group may also benefit from the city’s Small Sparks Award program. Through a new partnership with the city’s Department of Neighborhoods, registered SNAP groups could apply for initial funding to help with skills training or emergency supplies.

“As we all learned last year, Mother Nature can really pack a punch,” said Barb Graff, Seattle’s Director of Emergency Management. “No matter what she’s got in store for us this year, we want people to be ready. Getting the basics taken care of will go a long way.”

The complete listing of classes, as well as other preparedness information can also be found on the department’s website at: www.seattle.gov/emergency

         *Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare

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