The only difference between adventure and disaster is preparedness.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Map Your Neighborhood

If there was a major earthquake at 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (HYPOTHETICALLY, if there really is one tomorrow I apologize in advance) who would be the first people to help you if you needed it?  I'd say it's a pretty safe bet that your neighbors will be the first ones who are able to assist you should you need some help. 

Why not take a little time now to help get your neighbors prepared for disaster?  Working together as a team and contributing as an individual helps develop a stronger community.

The good news is there is already a successful program in place to help you lead a neighborhood meeting, including handouts, guides and a DVD so you don't even have to actually speak to anyone if that's not your thing. 

Come to the Map Your Neighborhood Training Class and learn all about it.  This class is free and will teach you:
  • 9 steps to take immediately following a disaster
  • How to develop a neighborhood skills and equipment inventory
  • How to work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood after a disaster
  • And lots more
The class will be held on February 21st at the General Meeting Room (3rd Floor) in the Cowlitz County Administration Building at 207 N. 4th Avenue in Kelso.  There will be one offering from Noon to 1:00 p.m. and another from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

To RSVP email Jennifer Engkraf at or call 577-3130. 

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