Welcome to MIQA Be Prepared
Emergency Communication Hubs at work
Mission Statement - Emergency Communication Hubs
By prior planning, preparation, and practice, volunteer citizens will have the capacity to activiate, as soon as possible after a disaster, a network of re-located neighborhood Emergency Communications Hub sites.
The Hub Sites will:
- Collect information on local situations, needs, and resources.
- Relay communications between Hub Sites and to and from the City of Seattle, as well as be an information resource to residents.
- Assist in the allocations of resources to needs.
An adjunct responsibility, prior to a disaster, is to aid the City of Seattle in encouraging citizens to be individually and collectively prepared for a disaster.
Hub mission is accomplished SOLELY through community volunteers.
(MIQA) Magnolia-Interbay-Queen Anne Emergency Preparedness Committee
Earthquakes and snowstorms and wind, oh my! Are YOU prepared to care for yourself, your family, and your community following an emergency or disaster?
The City of Seattle does not stockpile emergency rations and emergency water; the City does not have the capacity or space to maintain emergency rations. That’s why each person, business, school, etc., is encouraged to maintain his or her own stock. In the event that personal supplies either have not been maintained or have been lost, the community will need to rely on each other and businesses in the area to possibly help with supplies. As soon as the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) activates after a disaster, The Magnolia-Interbay-Queen Anne Emergency Preparedness Committee (MIQA) will coordinate immediately with County, State and Federal operations so emergency supplies, materials and resources can be located and distributed as quickly as possible. In a large regional disaster, these resources mostly likely will come from outside the area, which will likely take a number of days.
The Magnolia-Interbay-Queen Anne Emergency Preparedness Committee (MIQA) is here to help! We want you--our family, friends, neighbors, and local business owners--to better prepare to respond to a disaster, on personal, neighborhood-wide, and community-wide levels. All of us will need to be self-sufficient, given our particular vulnerabilities and the fact that City services will not be available following a major event.
What will this website do for me?
Inform you of the MIQA Disaster Response Plan and answer the following questions:
- What do I need to do to prepare myself and my family for a local disaster?
- How can I help to prepare my neighbors for a local disaster?
- How can I help to prepare MIQA for a local disaster?
- What should I do to prepare my business for a local disaster?
- How should I protect myself during an earthquake?
- How will MIQA respond after a disaster strikes this area? What should I do?
- How can I get help after a disaster for problems that my local neighbors can't handle?
- Where can I learn more about the hazards that threaten our community?
Highlights and Current Events
Generally, meetings are at the Magnolia Library at 2801 34th Avenue West. If you are interested in your community and how you can participate or volunteer, you are welcome to come to our meetings.
We are currently seeking volunteers to fill the following roles:
- increase public awareness of MIQA and response plan; inform MIQA residents and businesses of the plan
- represent MIQA at community events and meetings
- recruit volunteers
Interested parties should Contact Us.
Our community always needs volunteers to train and staff communication hub sites in Magnolia and Queen Anne and to help plan--and, if necessary, execute--all aspects of our response plan. If you're interested in taking an active role in building community resiliency, please fill out our volunteer form.