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Map Your Neighborhood

  • Designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level (urban, rural, condos, apartments) 

  • Those you can reach in the first hour after a disaster, the golden hour

  • Teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police, or utility responders arrive

  • Takes just one person to begin this process by inviting the neighborhood to his or her home for a 90-minute meeting.

  • Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Results:

    • Learn the 9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster

    • Identify Skills and Equipment Inventory List

    • Create a Neighborhood Map

      • Natural Gas / Propane shut off valves 

      • Water shut off locations

    • Create a Neighborhood Contact List (identify)

Guides & Handouts
  • MYN Brochure: contains the 9-Step Response Plan, Skill & Equipment Inventory, Neighborhood Map & Contact List, Help/OK card. (Available in English and Spanish) Lake Oswego residents can obtain copies of the brochure at the Citizen Information Office on the ground floor of City Hall. Get one per household represented at your meeting. Call ahead to make sure they have enough: 503-675-3992.

  • For a quick-and-easy guide, download the handout How to Organize a Map Your Neighborhood Meeting from the Downloads section of this website.

  • For a more detailed step-by-step discussion guide, use this PrepOregon Guide (PDF)


There are many videos available on YouTube to help facilitate a Map Your Neighborhood event.  Here is one example that is a series of videos:

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