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June 2018 NEDC Announcement

A little late, but still good info here…

Find the NEDC announcements for June 2018 here.

If you click the arrow in the top right corner of the screen you can download your own copy.

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NEDC meeting tonight

Here the agenda for the June 7 NEDC meeting being held at 7PM at Wedgwood Presbyterian.

And here is a document we have been asked to consider by the Portage Bay/Roanoke Park Community Council regarding 520 work.

Medical Sharps Disposal Information

A message from SPU.  (The name of the contact was removed.)

Medical Sharps Disposal Information – Please don’t put used needles in garbage bins!

A message from the Seattle Public Utilities’ Sharps Collection Pilot. I am reaching out to you to discuss some possible education and outreach opportunities, and to introduce you to what we are working on in terms of sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets) cleanup and disposal.

Currently, our program provides six sharps drop boxes located throughout the city, and six more sharps receptacles located in Parks restrooms. Citizens can dispose of needles, syringes, and lancets at these locations. An interactive map showing where the boxes are located can be found at: www.seattle.gov/util/sharps

 In addition, we have a service through the pilot that tackles sharps removal from public property. By making a complaint through the Find It, Fix It app or by calling (206) 684-7587, individuals can let Seattle Public Utilities know about illegal dumping activity, including sharps. A city worker will come to the location where a needle is found, and will remove it within 24 hours.

 Our program also provides education and outreach opportunities for businesses and citizens in various Seattle neighborhoods. Our goal is to empower individuals through needle safety knowledge and proper needle disposal techniques. During our training and outreach sessions we provide citizens with the information and tools to properly discard of needles, including needle disposal kits. I would love to set up a meeting to see what we could organize in terms of education and outreach to the citizens in your area. Feel free to give me a call or shoot me an e-mail when you get the chance.

To learn more about sharps disposal, please visit our website:  www.seattle.gov/util/sharps

Emergency Preparedness Update

What?? You missed the May 2018 NEDC Meeting where we learned how to prepare ourselves and our homes for an earthquake or other disaster?  Here’s the short version.

Anne F. a SNAP volunteer (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) with the City of Seattle led us through some of the things to do to prepare. You can find her To Do List handout here (1 page). It’s a great starting place.

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A picture of the “4 in 1 Emergency Tool” that helps you turn off the water  or the gas. (About 15$ online.)

Here are some other resources shared at the meeting:

This one (1 page) has some links to more info, once you get some of the basics covered (articles on the “big one”, how to find more classes and training, how to sign up for emergency alerts, etc.).

Here is the EPA handout on Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water. Print it out and hang it in your garage or with your supplies (2 pages).

And if you are not sure where to get started, the American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Calendar breaks down what to do each week, to get prepared, one step at a time (4 pages).

And finally,  the IMG_7919.JPGportable toilet, made with plastic buckets from your local hardware store. Add lots of 13 gallon plastic bags, a pool noodle and some dirt or kitty litter. You will want this type of alternative system if your water, and toilets, are out for a week or more.  You can find details online.

Make a plan for what you can get started on!

 

NEDC May 2018 Announcements

Download this great list of the May 2018 NEDC Announcements.  This list has many important upcoming meetings and events of interest, there are meetings specific to Northeast Seattle and some that are more general to Seattle as a whole. Some of these do get posted on the NEDC website.

Find the full list here.

You can download your own copy of the list.  Please share!

 

May 3, 2018 – NEDC Special Meeting on Emergency Preparedness

NEDC Special Meeting – May 3: Personal and Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness – Are you getting ready?

Please join the Northeast District Council for an Emergency Preparedness meeting, from 7 – 9 PM on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Ann Forrest, a volunteer with the City of Seattle SNAP Program, will present a program on how to organize our individual homes and how to organize our neighborhood blocks for emergencies.

And learn about some of the efforts of area neighborhoods, what they are doing to get organized, and how you can participate or learn more.

From the SNAP site: The City of Seattle has created the Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) program to help your neighborhood get organized. We encourage people to not only prepare themselves and their families, but to talk to their neighbors about how they will work together to make sure everyone in the neighborhood is safe and cared for.

The NEDC meeting starts at 7 pm and is located at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of 35th Ave. NE and NE 80th. All are welcome!

NEDC April 2018 Announcements

Download this great list of the April 2018 NEDC Announcements.  This list has many important upcoming meetings and events of interest, there are meetings specific to Northeast Seattle and some that are more general to Seattle as a whole. Some of these do get posted on the NEDC website.

Find the full list here.

You can download your own copy of the list.  Please share!