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City of Renton Launches Neighborhood Information Centers

September 12, 2011

For more information contact:

Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director 425-430-7027
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569 

Helping Residents to Stay Informed During Emergencies

WHAT: The 2011 Ready in Renton campaign is focusing on communication and will unveil neighborhood information centers established in partnership with the Renton School District. Under disaster conditions when normal communication methods are disrupted, critical information can be posted at these information centers to assist residents. Neighborhood information centers can be found at the front entrance of every public school in the Renton School District that is located within the city limits.

WHO: City of Renton Mayor Denis Law, 
City of Renton officials and staff 
Renton School District Superintendent Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel
Renton School District officials and staff
Amateur radio operators/volunteers

WHEN: September 19, 2011, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Cascade Elementary School
16022, 116th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98055

PHOTO-OP:  Media can photograph Renton’s emergency communications vehicle in use as volunteers demonstrate the use of the neighborhood information centers.

CONTACT:  Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569