Strengthening Community Resources for Disaster Preparedness
In a disaster like an earthquake, the fire department and paramedics will
be overwhelmed. We have to rely on each other during the hours or days before
fire, medical, or utility responders arrive.
The ability to deal with a crisis is largely dependent on the structures and
relationships that have been developed before the emergency. Preparing your
family and your neighborhood is vital.
IndianolaReady is here to support our community through raising awareness and
providing information and training.
Map Your Neighborhood
We use an award-winning tool developed by WA State called Map Your Neighborhood
to help us organize a timely response to disaster when 911 is unavailable. All of
us, working together, can reduce the serious consequences of disaster in our neighborhood.
The Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program will help you to:
- Learn the Nine Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster to secure
your home and to protect your neighborhood. It's hard to think clearly
following a disaster and using these steps cwill help you to quickly and
safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives.
- Verify Which Neighbors Need Extra Help in a disaster such as the elderly,
those with a disability, or children who may be home alone.
- Identify Skills And Equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in
- Map Your Neighborhood and identify areas of concern such as propane tanks.
IndianolaReady's mission is to help you organize your neighborhood.
with us to learn how we can help.
Individuals and families need to be prepared as well. Having a supply of food
and some equipment in your home (and workplace) means you're ready to ride out
any kind of disruption, from snowstorm to earthquake.
Bainbridge Prepares has an excellent
with checklists and plans. They are a few years ahead of us in the quest to be
ready, and are a great resource for people throughout our region.
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