Whether you are part of a neighborhood, a faith-based organization, or a civic group, community organizations play an important role in emergency preparedness. To help your community better prepare for emergencies, take the following steps:
- Determine how specific hazards will affect your community.
- Determine which members of the community may need extra assistance during an emergency.
- Take an inventory of skills and other assets within your community that could be useful in an emergency.
- Educate community members about the need for family preparedness during meetings or through newsletters and listservs.
For more information and resources for your community:
Citizen Corps Councils
offer individuals and community groups a place to share resources and best practices in emergency preparedness locally.