Neighborhood Disaster Preparation


For additional information contact:

Tom McCombs (

De Land Florida Stake

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

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MYN will help you to:

  1. Learn the “9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster” to secure your home and to protect your neighborhood. The key to your survival may be what you and your neighbors know and how you will work together until help arrives.

  2. Identify the Skills and Equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in an effective disaster response. Knowing which neighbors have supplies and skills helps your disaster response be timely, and allows everyone to contribute to the response in a meaningful way.

  3. Create a Neighborhood Map identifying the locations of electrical shutoff, natural gas, and propane tanks for quick response if needed.

  4. Create a Contact List that helps identify those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled, or children who may be home alone during certain hours of the day.

  5. Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.

“Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.

Gathering Place

Care Center

(Developed by the State of Washington)

Facilitator Training

01 Introduction

02 Assumptions & Boundaries

The following are videos used in the MYN training. 

(To make it larger, click on “You Tube” in the corner.)

04 Identify Neighborhood Gathering Site

03 9 Steps Immediately Following Disasters

05 Identify Neighborhood Care Center

06 Neighborhood Skills & Equipment Inventory

07 Neighborhood Map

08 Contact List

09 Review Steps 1-7

10 Steps 8 & 9

11 Next Steps