Do you know which of your neighbors has a generator? What about which neighbors have chainsaws? Do any of your neighbors have nonperishable food and water stockpiled in case of emergency? What about neighbors who are unable to care for themselves if your community is inaccessible or without power?
Washington state's Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program, which recognizes that during an emergency, "your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you."
Do you want to be a Map Your Neighborhood 'ambassador'? The Department of Emergency Management needs local residents interested in leading their neighbors through a neighborhood asset mapping process to ensure that they're prepared in the event of a natural disaster. If you're interested in helping your community prepare for disaster preparedness, please check out the program details below.
1. Ambassador works with Map Your Neighborhood Program Coordinator to host a 90 minute neighborhood meeting and complete the Map Your Neighborhood process.
2. Map Your Neighborhood Program Coordinator and ambassador record findings from the meeting; ambassador distributes findings to neighborhood stakeholders.
Interested in being a Map Your Neighborhood program ambassador? Questions about Map Your Neighborhood? Contact Michelle Boll at 425-388-5064 or email Michelle Boll.