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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Preparedness class tonight at City Hall

Residents who want to be ready the next time a disaster like the December windstorm hits will get some help from the City of Bellevue. The Fire Department's Emergency Preparedness Division will discuss the Strengthening Preparedness Among Neighbors (SPAN) program tonight, March 14, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Dec. 14 windstorm was a natural disaster of historic proportions, which caused extensive damage to Puget Sound Energy’s electric system and widespread power outages. In fact, most disasters are weather-related, and Washington has more risk for natural disasters than any other state. The focus of SPAN is neighbors collectively organizing to be ready to take care of themselves and each other after a disaster.

Parking is limited, and you may want to carpool. Since this is an after-hours event, enter the visitors parking garage from 110th Avenue Northeast and pull a ticket to gain entry. The exit gate will be open when you leave.

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Contact Information

Office of Emergency Management
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Luke Meyers, Emergency Manager
Phone: 425-452-6813
Fax: 425-452-2840
E-mail: lmeyers@bellevuewa.gov
Contact: Julie VanWallendael
Phone: 425-452-6807
E-mail: JVanwallen@bellevuewa.gov


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