Disaster preparation is about more than just preparing your household, it is also about preparing your community. Get to know your neighbours before an emergency happens so that you can help vulnerable community members.
Helping your neighbours
Talking to your neighbours about emergency planning and preparation is the first step to building a resilient community. Other actions could include:
- helping to
- providing emergency shelter
- helping to clean up after a disaster
- providing emotional support after an emergency.
Community safety programs can help prevent crime and improve safety in your neighbourhood. These include: