Emergency preparedness to be focus of Sept. 21 community meeting

UPDATE: This post has been updated since it was first published. Details on attendees from the City of Seattle have been updated.

The Eastlake Community Council will be sponsoring a community meeting on emergency preparedness, safety and graffiti control next week at Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the school’s library.

Cecilia Grevson from the ECC’s Emergency Preparedness and Safety Committee says that officials from the Seattle Police Department, including Terri Johnston, the crime prevention officer from the East precincts, will be attending. Other officials invited include those from the city’s emergency preparedness department, the University of Washington Medical Center and the Harbor Patrol.

Grevson says the meeting will allow Eastlake residents to ask questions of the various officials as well as find out how to prepare their families to survive a natural disaster. You’ll also learn how to register for city-sponsored disaster readiness classes.