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Techniques and tips for personal disaster planning Introduction to SNAP & Community Emergency Hubs

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Additional Topics include : Home Retrofit, Sanitation, Food & Water, Search and Rescue, Generators, Communicating during a Disaster, First Aid (Classes & Kits), Go Bag, Important Documents

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•28 Feb 2018, 6 – 8pm Special Guest: Carl Leon – Seattle Office of Emergency Management
•21 Mar 2018, 6 – 8pm Special Guest: Sonia Fang DVM

Emergency Preparedness Triangle

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Practice for a disaster on July 29 with Seattle neighborhood volunteers and Ham Radio operators

After a major disaster we become our own first responders. Learn with your neighbors how we can continue to share information and communicate when all normal forms of communications are down!

As part of a Citywide exercise, we will activate a MIQA Community Emergency Hub at West Magnolia Playfield on Saturday July 29, from 8am to noon.
All are welcome and encouraged to participate!  Please see the attached flyer (.pdf)

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Community Emergency Hubs to Activate for Disaster Drill

Attention All Magnolia and Queen Anne Neighbors Interested in Disaster Preparedness! Announcing an opportunity for public participation in an extension of the Cascade Rising multi-state intergovernmental regional disaster exercise which runs from June 7th through June 10th.

MIQA (Magnolia/Interbay/Queen Anne) Be Prepared, a community volunteer organization, announces that it will establish emergency hubs at two sites on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 from 9am until 11am. The hub locations are at Queen Anne Playfield near the Queen Anne Community Center, and at Magnolia Playfield near the Magnolia Community Center Parking Lot.

Hubs are predesignated public meeting places for neighbors to gather and share information about resources and needs in the event of a major disaster, and are 100% established and run by the surrounding residents. The City of Seattle has recently officially added hubs as an important component of its disaster plan, and relies on neighbors to staff and organize Community Emergency Hubs throughout the City.

MIQA Hubs will provide training and exercise of hub functions at this drill, and seeks involvement of any and all interested neighbors. If you wish to get involved in preparing yourself and your neighbors for a disaster, MIQA Hubs offers the training and resources you seek! Hub volunteers receive about one hour of hands-on training followed by an opportunity for practice at a working hub. Future opportunities will be available as well, as trained volunteers are always needed!

More information about MIQA Be Prepared and disaster preparedness can be found at or email MIQA Be Prepared at

Crime Safety Meeting – January 6th, 6:30pm at the Magnolia United Church of Christ

There is a community meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 6th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 West McGraw Street.

A “Crime Safety Meeting,” this is a city wide community meeting about “crime” in general. Magnolia Patrol, news media, and community leaders from around the city include elected officials, police and other groups will be in attendance.

Register to attend at

Pass the word & plan on attending.

Thank you for participating on our yearly disaster drill!


We would like to extend our many thanks to the our MIQA members and volunteer staff, Boy Scout Troop 72, and the FEMA Corp group for participating on our yearly disaster drill for 2015. I have attached some photos and links to videos of the drill. I hope you enjoyed them.

In the next coming months you will be receiving emails on getting prepare for any disasters.

Last night we were featured on King5News about our city wide drill.

We hope to see you all next year. Again, thank you and BePrepared.

Frank Gaul

Chairman, MIQABePrepared

Magnolia Town Hall – April 9

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Please join the Magnolia Community Council & the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce for a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 9th, from 7 – 9 pm. The meeting will be held at Catherine Blaine School in the cafeteria.

Invite your friends & neighbors and participate in the discussion about the future of Magnolia, especially the Village. Learn about the Magnolia Community Council & the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce and the work they do to make Magnolia a better place. Contact Greg Carnese, for more information.


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Act as a victim (scenarios provided), interview victims, write down info for radio operators, admin & operations roles, etc. Learn about our community plan at The Magnolia Interbay Queen Anne Emergency Preparedness Committee (MIQA EPC) is part of our MagQA neighborhood district council.


EOC-ACS-HUBS Field Exercise/Drill on May 9, 2015 from 5PM-10PM

Locations: West Queen Anne (WQ) Playfield and West Magnolia (WM) Playfield, usually set up on West Side of Magnolia Community Center


The Emergency Operations Center and the Auxiliary Communications Service sponsor this mock exercise for our local communication HUBS and volunteer radio operators.


SCENARIO: 2nd day after initial earthquake with multiple aftershocks triggering landslides, plus windstorm coming in evening.


The purpose of a Hub Communication Site:

provide a safe place; allow public gathering after a disaster; report problems and seek help for issues that you and your neighbors can not manage; volunteer skills, supplies and equipment to help others; communicate by radio with other Hub Sites and the City, if possible; have resources matched and dispatched to reported needs, as available.


The Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is a program created by government’s disaster or emergency management office to supplement its emergency communications with unpaid staff. Skilled and dedicated people, licensed and unlicensed, can be recruited to serve in one or more of four categories: administrative, management, technical, and operations.

If you are interested in participating in the May Drill please register for the event, The event is FREE. Click below:

Drill 5-9-15

Thank you!

Joe Villario

MIQABeprepared Support Staff

Earthquake Home Retrofit Class


Pre-register now! Email:

WHAT:  Earthquake Home Retrofit Class

Free, introductory class provides information for do-it-yourselfers or those who want to become educated consumers on how to seismically secure your home to its foundation. Experienced instructors share their insight on tools needed, building techniques, the City’s free plan set and the permit process.

WHEN: Saturday, January 10, 2015

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LOC:      Lake City Branch Library

12501 28th Ave. N.E., 98125

HOW:   Pre-register at: or call 206-233-5076.