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Do you know which of your neighbors has a generator? What about which neighbors have chainsaws? Do any of your neighbors have nonperishable food and water stockpiled in case of emergency? What about neighbors who are unable to care for themselves if your community is inaccessible or without power?
Washington state's Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program recognizes that during an emergency, "your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you." We see our neighbors houses, but do we know them? Do they know us?
Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. In addition, contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community.
The Map Your Neighborhood program guides you and your neighbors through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency. These steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives. It is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level, 10-15 homes or a defined area that you can canvas in 1 hour. It teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive.
To join a training group, please contact us!