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OEM Training Request FormKing
County Metro Snow Guide
Garbage Collection There may be some delays in residential garbage, recycling, food, and yard waste pickups due to winter weather.
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Happy New Year! For those familiar with Lunar New Year, 2020 is the year of the Rat! A characteristic of the animal is strong adaptability to their environments! Here are 5 suggestions from the Office of Emergency Management that will encourage you to be more ADAPTABLE in the event of a disaster or emergency!
1. Attend a class preparedness class offered by OEM! (see below)
2. Get to know your neighbor!
3. Store water and food!
4. Sign up for Alert Seattle! (see below)
5. Have a shovel for potential snow!
FEMA YOUTH PREPAREDNESS CAMP APPLICATIONS DUE JAN 19th!
This July FEMA will bring 40 students to our six-day, five-night preparedness camp just outside Anchorage, Alaska. Students ages 14 to 17 in our Region 10 states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are eligible to apply for the all-expense-paid camp.FEMA urges students who may be interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to check out the application information and requirements now at www.fema.gov/YouthPrep Don’t wait until it’s too late!
Upcoming classes and fairs! The Seattle Department of Construction and
Inspections (SDCI) is hosting the Seattle Home Fair in your community. There will be information for renters, homeowners, and landlords with experts on rental housing rules, coaching on obtaining permits for renovations, and breakout sessions on topics including landslide prevention, earthquake retrofits, and backyard cottages. North Seattle Home Fair – Jan 25 Click here to sign up! South Seattle Home Fair – Feb 1 Click here to sign up!
Office of Emergency Management Classes
Disaster Skills – February 4th, March 4th
Stop the Bleed – February 4th, Feb 26th, March 5th, March 18th
Click Here to sign up
Youth Urban Survival Skills Fair Build lifelong skills at this fun and interactive event designed for kids – adults will learn, too! Ever put out a fire with a common household extinguisher? It’s not as easy as you think. Practice on our simulator. Could your kids identify a dangerous natural gas leak? Scratch-and-sniff stickers. Turn off the gas if needed? Practice on a real gas meter. Much more to experience! Kids can build and take home practical items like a “get home” bag for the caretakers in their lives or an emergency toilet. Why an emergency toilet? They will learn! Knowledge is power. Increase your child’s resiliency and get them excited about thinking ahead. Lifelong skills! Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125 – Feb 8th, 2:00-5:00 PM Find out more info here!
HUB 101 Training Two identical sessions where you will learn the basics of hub operations, how a hub can be set up to aid in information sharing and what the different volunteers would do. We will also have time for hands-on practice. No registration needed, just show up! Beacon United Methodist Church, 7301 Beacon Ave S, Seattle 98108 – Feb 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.Beacon United Methodist Church, 7301 Beacon Ave S, Seattle 98108 – Feb 29, 10:00 am-noon.
If you missed the housing recovery seminar that the Office of Emergency Management hosted in August 2019, we now have it uploaded on our YouTube Channel!
Watch Post Disaster Housing Recovery Seminar
Seattle Public Utilities Winter Weather Information
If Pipes Break or Freeze
If a water pipe breaks, immediately close the main shut-off valve to stop flooding. The shut-off valve can be indoors or outdoors – usually in a basement, crawlspace or garage. If you cannot turn off the main shut-off valve, SPU customers can call (206) 386-1800 and a crew will turn off the water at the meter for a service charge. This phone number is staffed 24/7.
Call a plumber to repair or replace the damaged section of the pipe as soon as possible. Click here to learn more about thawing frozen pipes
Nature is a priceless gift we provide for future generations. I wonder, Is it wrong to view nature as gift when it should be considered a birth right deserved by every generation? More on:
Have a great day on Union Bay…where nature lives in the city!
There’s a new way to track the spread of flu in Seattle neighborhoods. The Seattle Flu study has created a new interactive map that shows flu circulation in specific neighborhoods. The tool is designed to help people that live in neighborhoods like Montlake fight the flu with a real-time view of flu circulation.
Now in its second year, the Seattle Flu Study (SFS) is recruiting residents of Montlake and beyond to help researchers better understand the flu and how we can keep our city safer. Participants of all ages can sign up to take part in the study by visiting www.seattleflu.org, or by stopping by one of seven study kiosks located across the city— including those placed throughout the University of Washington.
About the study: Led by the Brotman Baty Institute—which combines the research strengths and capabilities of UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s—SFS collects nasal swabs from both healthy people and those with colds to tests for flu. This data is then analyzed to examine how flu viruses and other pathogens are impacting our community. The SFS returns swab results to participants, telling them whether they have the flu and which strain.
Please join the Montlake Community Club for their annual LIGHT UP THE NIGHT fundraiser Sunday, December 8th at Cafe Lago anytime between 5:00 and 9:00. Along with the special treats Cage Lago has in store for you, the MCC will be raffling off some pretty amazing items – just in time for the holidays. Raffle tickets $5 or 5 for $20! To make dinner reservations, visit cafelago.com and note LIGHT UP THE NIGHT fundraiser in the notes section so the staff will be sure to treat to some extra holiday cheer! We can’t wait to see you!
This year will be the 4th year of the Montlake Turkey Trot. The goal of this event is rooted in community building by providing a fun and healthy way to come together while helping our neighbors in need. We are fortunate to live next to one of Seattle’s most treasured outdoor spaces, the Washington Park Arboretum. We are so lucky they are willing to grant our neighborhood special privileges to use our beloved park for charitable purposes! In just three short years, we have built a race that the community treasures and have donated $63,000 to the University District Food Bank. In 2018, the donation was $30,000 and this year we are aiming for $45,000! With your help we can make this goal a reality!
With only 1 day to go, we have CRITICAL volunteer positions unfilled!!
Events of this scale require a certain level of police presence. Sadly, due to budgetary reasons, Seattle Police can not staff the event to the level required. However, they are granting us our permit to hold the event but we must provide enough course marshals to monitor traffic and ensure the safety of our runners. Of further note, because of all the growth and development across our city the Special Events Department is no longer issuing permits for new events. Luckily, the Montlake Turkey Trot is grandfathered as long as we meet the requirements. In a nutshell – our event is in jeopardy in the future if we do not provide enough course marshals.
If you aren’t running in the event and plan to be home on Thanksgiving, please consider being a Course Marshal. We need about 30, and so far we only have 13 signed up. The volunteer sign up sheet for these positions is titled COURSE CHEERLEADERS. We’ll have coffee, donuts, and hand warmers 🙂 Sign up to volunteer.
Please join the Montlake Community Club for their annual LIGHT UP THE NIGHT fundraiser Sunday, December 8th at Cafe Lago anytime between 5:00 and 9:00. Along with the special treats Cage Lago has in store for you, the MCC will be raffling off some pretty amazing items – just in time for the holidays. Raffle tickets $5 or 5 for $20!
To make dinner reservations, visit cafelago.com and note LIGHT UP THE NIGHT fundraiser in the notes section so the staff will be sure to treat to some extra holiday cheer! We can’t wait to see you!
The 2019 Montlake PTA Evergreen Tree & Holiday Candles Sale
Pick Up on Saturday, December 7th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Montlake Elementary community invites you to purchase your holiday season trees, wreaths, and candles from us and support your local school while decorating for the season. All proceeds from this fun community event go directly to the Montlake PTA and our students.
We have two choices of trees this year:
Douglas Fir, and
Noble Fir, … all in several sizes!
We also have our popular Noble Fir wreaths and swags, and Cedar garlands. These make excellent gifts that last well into the New Year. They look festive and smell great!
New this year are candles! Kindle your festival lights this season and support your school. We are selling candles for menorahs, kinaras, and pillar candles.
Orders must be received by November 30th, 2019 at 12 noon.
To pick up your order, please join us on
Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
at Montlake Elementary School: 2409 22nd Ave. E.
Trees are first-come, first-serve. Trunk trimming and car roof tie-up will be provided along with complimentary refreshments and good cheer!
All goods are pre-order. There are no day-of-sale orders. Sorry, unclaimed goods will be sold or donated.
For more information and to volunteer, email email@example.com.
SR 520 Montlake Project construction is in full swing in the Montlake neighborhood. Recognizing that this large construction project requires the closure of the Montlake Market at the end of the year, WSDOT is seeking your input about a potential temporary market or food service that could operate during the three to four years of Montlake Project construction.
Your input will assist WSDOT in implementing a directive the Legislature placed in the 2019-2021 state transportation budget. In response to the directive, WSDOT talked with the Montlake Market’s owners about operating a temporary market or food service, but after consideration, the owners declined the opportunity. So we’re now seeking your feedback on possible options for using a portion of the current market property for a small business or pop-up operation to serve the neighborhood during Montlake Project construction. Your feedback will help inform WSDOT’s process for soliciting interest from potential business operators.
This survey should take only about 3 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Survey responses can be submitted through Nov. 13.
Note: We recommend using the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer for the speediest experience using the SurveyGizmo application. Older browsers may not support full functionality of the survey application.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact SR520Bridge@WSDOT.wa.gov or call 206-770-3554.
|A message from the Seattle Department of Transportation:|
Join us at our upcoming open house at the Montlake Community Center on Tuesday, October 29. The open house is a good opportunity to learn
more about the 23rd Ave E Vision Zero Project and to talk to the project
team. We’ll share information about the updated design based on what
we heard from the community, as well as answer questions people have about the new design. We will be sharing details on our website next week.
Montlake Community Center
1618 E Calhoun St, 98112
Tuesday, October 29
5 – 7 PM
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 29, for an open house on all four SR 520 “Rest of the West” projects in Seattle. Our staff will be on hand to share the latest project designs and construction plans, address your questions and capture your feedback. Your input provides WSDOT a valuable community perspective as we move forward with design and construction in the corridor.
Open house topics include:
- Refined design concepts for the Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project, including refinements to the bridge design, Roanoke lid, and bicycle/pedestrian connections in the area.
- Montlake Project design progress updates from the Graham team, in collaboration with WSDOT, the Seattle Department of Transportation, and the Seattle Design Commission.
- A public survey on a temporary market or food service in Montlake after the current Montlake Market closes by year’s end.
- A draft Community Construction Management Plan for the SR 520/I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project that outlines how our future contractor will work to minimize construction effects in the community.
- Speak with staff regarding the Montlake Cut Bascule Bridge Project and sign up for future public engagement opportunities.
- Date/Time: Tuesday, Oct. 29; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Location: Montlake Community Center, Multipurpose Room; 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle
- Transit: Bus routes 43 and 49 stop approximately a half-mile away; the UW Link light rail station is approximately one mile away
- Parking: Limited free parking available on site
If you have any questions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, and we hope to see you on the 29th!