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How you can help

This web page is a work in progress about 40% done as of 3/20/11. Click here to send comments, ask questions, or offer improvements.

Help yourself and your family

Before a disaster

  1. Read each of the web pages in the left sidebar particularly the Emergency Preparedness Tips (EPTs)
  2. Create, develop and maintain an Emergency Response Plan and notebook.
  3. Make up or buy a Grab and Go Bag
  4. Read this web page about Helping your neighbor to help you. (forthcoming)

During a disaster

  1. Get your Grab and Go Bag
  2. Recon for problems
  3. Triage and respond to problems
  4. Report needs to Neighborhood Coordinator

Help your neighbors so they can help you

Before a disaster

  1. Volunteer to organize your neighborhood. Become a coordinator or alternate. (Contact the MIEP Team)
    1. Review responsibilities of Section, Area, Neighborhood Coordinators
  2. Join the MIEP Team
  3. Print Help your neighbors so you can help each other, take it to your neighbors and talk to them about it.

During a disaster

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Help other Islanders

Before a disaster

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During a disaster

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How you can help yourself, your neighbors and the Island after a disaster

  1. Your first responsibility is to take care of yourself, your family and your property. *
  2. After you and your family are taken care of, you might ask "How can I help my neighbors". *
  3. After your neighbors are taken care of, you might ask "How can I help other Islanders?". *

How you can help yourself, your neighbors and the Island before a disaster

  1. Develop your family's EP plan. *
  2. Develop your plan to help your neighbors. *
  3. Help us (EP planning volunteers listed below) to develop the following sections in this Island Emergency Preparedness web page. *
    1. The "Please Review" section will list how you can best use this webpage.
    2. We are reviewing emergency communication systems for the island.
    3. Owen Mulkey has spent many years developing a data base (DB) where he collects information about what skills, services, equipment and supplies Islanders can offer (or might need) when an emergency or disaster occurs. We are reviewing it for update.
      1. The "DB Access" section will provide information to help coordinators to access the DB to print, review and/or edit it.
      2. The "DB Updates" section will provide an easier way for you to submit your DB information to Owen or to other coordinators to help us to keep the DB up to date when your codes change.
      3. The "Help Codes" will contain a list of codes that will describe the skills, services, equipment and supplies Islanders can offer (or might need)
    4. We will generate a handout sheet that coordinators will take with them when they visit their neighbors to suggest actions they can take before or after a disaster has occurred.
    5. The "Resources" section will be a collection of links to other Island and regional EP groups and local, State and Federal EP websites.
    6. The "Misc" section will address other important EP matters like your red fire number/street address signs, EMS, Fort Flagler and Indian Island, etc.

    Keeping this web page easily understood is an important consideration. Click here to offer your improvements.

If any of the above sections interest you, and you would like to help, please click here, or talk to one of the other EP planning volunteers listed in MIEP Team.

Each time we change/update a section, we will add it to this web page and post a note to the Island Net describing what was added and include a link to that section. We'll also update the Website changes section below.

 Emergency Preparedness can make all the difference. Please join your neighbors and other Islanders in this effort.

* Details will be added to this webpage in the near future.