Are you prepared for the "big one"? Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage. Together they develop stronger communities.
Join the discussion on how to organize a timely response to disaster when 911 is unavailable. To learn more, join community members on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Community Center, 421 S. Water St.
Learn how you can help your neighborhood:
- Steps to take immediately following a disaster to protect your home & neighborhood.
- Identify the skills and equipment inventory each neighbor has that are useful in an effective disaster response.
- Create a neighborhood map identifying the locations of natural gas and propane tanks for quick response if needed.
- Create a neighborhood contact list that identifies those with specific needs such as the elderly, those with a disability, or homes where children may be alone during certain hours of the day.
- Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood after a disaster and take the necessary action.
Questions? Contact Dianne Hunt, Emergency Management, City of Silverton, 503-874-2204 or Dhunt@Silverton.or.us