Map Your Neighborhood/Earthquake Preparedness Caucus May 23

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN)

A Program to Bring Your Neighborhood Together

Serving the West of Market, Norkirk and Highlands Neighborhoods of Kirkland

Sunday, May 23rd from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Peter Kirk Elementary School Gymnasium

Disasters, by definition, are events that overwhelm police, fire, and medical 911 emergency responders.  MYN helps 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 own neighborhoods.

During the meeting, you will…

  • Learn the 9 steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster.
  • Develop a Neighborhood Skills and Equipment Inventory.
  • Map your neighborhood and identify areas of concerns such as utility locations.
  • Verify which neighbors need extra help in a disaster such as the elderly, those with disabilities, or children.

BONUS!  Everyone will take home a MYN Guide including: •   your neighborhood map •   contact list •   skills & equipment inventory for your neighborhood

INFORMATION:

  • serving as a model for City of Kirkland to replicate
  • event serving West of Market, Norkirk and Highlands neighborhoods (around 3,500 households = estimated 10,000 people)
  • expecting 350-500 people in attendance
  • volunteers hand-delivering invitations
  • using Map Your Neighborhood program developed by Washington State Emergency Management Public Education division
  • PSE providing employee to show / explain gas meters (and possible funding to City as grant for event)
  • Hopelink in attendance
  • Medic car and Fire Engine scheduled to be on site
  • Police presence to assist with traffic
  • both State Representative Roger Goodman and Deputy Mayor Penny Sweet will be in attendance

WHEN:  Sunday, May 23rd from 7:00-8:30 p.m. WHERE:  Peter Kirk Elementary School Gymnasium 1312 6th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033 RSVPs are encouraged--contact Project Coordinator: Liv Grohn at (425) 736-8011 or by email at livgrohn@verizon.net

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