The West Seattle emergency communication hubs are part of a citywide network of community hubs. Many other Seattle area communities have established, or are in the process of establishing, emergency neighborhood gathering places. You’ll find links to their individual neighborhood information on the Other Communities page in our Resources section.
Following is an interactive map (new in April 2015) showing all of the Seattle emergency hubs, courtesy of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and students at Seattle Central College. As you can see, they’ve integrated most of our hubs from our West Seattle interactive online Google map, along with information from other neighborhoods.
Note that this map was created and used for the Hub-a-thon event on April 17-18. It includes SNAP groups, CERT teams, Block Watch groups in addition to hub locations. If you want to see only hubs, you can un-check these other items; to do so, use the small white/gray box in the upper left corner which shows the different map layers.
You can use the +/- buttons to zoom in or out on the map, and you can use your pointing device to move the map around to focus on different areas.
NOTE: Most (but not all) of these other neighborhoods follow the same model as ours, using radios to communicate with each other and to the Office of Emergency Management if/when traditional means of communications are down. We test this citywide hub radio network each Monday evening. You are welcome to listen in or participate if you have a radio!
Some of the hubs outside of West Seattle do not currently have/use radios. They do serve as emergency gathering places for the community (“community hubs”), but will not necessarily function in the same way as the “emergency communication hubs” which we have described throughout the other pages in the About the Hubs section of our website. This CityStream episode on Seattle Emergency Preparedness (dated 1/30/14, approx. 25 minutes) showcases some of these newer emergency community (not necessarily communication) hubs.