You are the help until help arrives.
Working with neighbors can save lives and property.
In the event of a disaster, your neighborhood might have to work together until help arrives. Learn your neighbors’ special skills (e.g., medical, technical) and consider how you could help neighbors who have functional and access needs, such as disabled and elderly persons. Find out if anyone has specialized equipment like a power generator, or expertise such as emergency training, that might help in a crisis. Make back-up plans for children in case you can’t get home in an emergency. If you’re a member of a neighborhood organization, such as a home owners association or crime watch group, introduce disaster preparedness as a new activity. Sharing plans and communicating in advance is a good strategy.
Consider the following activities: