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Neighborhood Emergency Plan........Do You Have One?

Updated: Apr 19

Beginning with the 10 Basics


What would you do if…………………………….. your neighborhood was rocked by an earthquake, fire, flood, chemical leak, long term power outage, spring run- off , loss of jobs, etc? We never know when an event will happen that will displace our comfort and regular life. Below are some ideas of areas that may need to be ramped up for you, your family and neighbors to weather a storm.


Always begin with your own preparation, then family. Mark a check by all the areas your family is prepared for any type of disaster (the basics). Share ideas with your neighbors

1.     Water storage

2.     Alternative sanitation knowledge and kit, Laundry kit

3.     72 Second kit under each bed

4.     Food Storage 3-6 month or 1 year

5.     Three to six -month emergency savings

6.     Alternative shelter for family

7.     Warm clothing, including boots for every member of family

8.     Knowledge of what to do in emergencies, utilities and how they are turned off and on

9.     First Aid Training, CPR Training, CERT Training, Comms Training – HAM Radio, Walkie Talkie skills

10. Heat and Light options


Then, Going Forward

1.     Do you have or know your Neighborhood Emergency Plan?

2.     Will you be part of the solution?  Do you want to help create one? creating, learning and knowing

will overcome fear

3.     Be willing to commit to putting time aside to receive the training and help create the synergy that will develop strong relationships of trust in your home and neighborhood. Share with your neighbors your interest and see if they will join

4.     Make a list of different trainings and check the surrounding area to see where and when they are being offered. Maybe online will be available. Talk it up and recruit a group of your neighbors wanting the training, set up times for trainings. Go together. Support and be excited for anyone willing to progress.

5.     Develop your training skills every chance you get and encourage others to do the same

6.     In an emergency, no matter where you are, if you are trained, step up and help, you will be an asset and part of the solution. Take every opportunity to use what you have learned to test it out and be strengthened through experience

7.     If you are a Precinct Leader, educate your family, Block Captains about the Neighborhood Emergency Plan

8.     Plan Block Parties to get to know each other. You may be working very closely with them

9.     Encourage others to get their CERT, HAM Radio, Walkie Talkie, First Aid and CPR Training when available.  The more who know, the stronger your team, family and neighborhood will be. These are great Life Skills to learn

10.  Stay connected by updating contact info periodically


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