How MIQA Will Respond: After a Disaster

Disaster Response Plan for the Magnolia-Interbay-Queen Anne BePrepared

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to create a comprehensive plan for disaster preparedness and response at the district level and to communicate that plan in our Magnolia-Interbay-Queen Anne BePrepared.

MIQA Community Plan

MIQA, or parts of it, may be isolated. Utilities may be severed. Normal lines of communication may be disabled. Businesses may be closed. Supplies, food, and water may be lacking. Buildings may have sustained extensive damage. Individuals may have suffered serious injuries.

Our Magnolia Interbay Queen Anne has a Disaster Response Plan. This plan helps MIQA residents and businesses be more self-sufficient after a disaster and until the City can respond. It depends on Partner Organizations, Volunteers, and Local Resources, and more of each are needed.

The goals of the plan are:

  1. To help residents prepare and,
  2. To create the green level on the preparedness pyramid would complement, but not be a substitute, for the lower levels of the pyramid.

The green level is entirely dependent on resident volunteers.

What are the key components of the Plan?

  • Hub Sites where communication and coordination will occur
  • Radio Communications between hub sites and city emergency services
  • Volunteers to staff the hub sites.
  • Community support
  • what is a hub site?
  • west magnolia playfield
  • magnolia manor park
  • magnolia manor discussion
  • west queen PlayFIeld
  • Radio Communications
  • vessel owners and operators
  • Hub operations and roles
  • Seattle community hubs

Mission Statement – Emergency Communications Hubs

Prior to a disaster, the hub's responsibility is to aid the City of Seattle in encouraging citizens to be individually and collectively prepared for any disaster. By prior planning, preparation, and practice, volunteer citizens will have the capacity to activate, as soon as possible after a disaster, a network of pre-located neighborhood emergency communications hub sites.

In a disaster, the hub sites will:

1 - Collect information on local situations, needs, and resources.

2 - Relay information between hub sites, and to and from the City of Seattle's Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

3 - Assist in allocation of resources provided by neighborhood residents to needs of neighborhood residents.

The hub mission is accomplished SOLELY through community volunteers.