Map Your Neighborhood and be prepared for emergencies and disasters, April 13

Please RSVP - only 60 spots available - FREE!

Preparing Neighborhoods to Care for Each Other When Disaster Strikes

The reality is - neighborhoods may need to respond to fire, injuries, and leaking natural gas during and after a disaster. This meeting will help us know how.

What is a disaster? Disasters, by definition, are events that overwhelm police, fire, and medical 911 emergency responders.

Why MYN? 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 neighborhood.

Why Prepare? Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage. In addition, working together as a team and contributing as an individual develops stronger communities and improves the quality of life in the community.

Learn: The 9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster; Develop a Neighborhood Skills and Equipment Inventory; Map your neighborhood and identify areas of concern such as gas meters; Verify which neighbors need extra help in a disaster such as the elderly, those with a disability, or children who may be home alone.

April 13, 2011 (Wednesday) 7PM Location: Kirkland City Hall - Peter Kirk Room (around back by police dept) 123 5th Ave Kirkland 98033