Disaster Resilient Neighborhood

  • Define your area
  • Recruit Leaders
  • Scout your area
  • Build your team
  • Plan Your Approach

5 Steps to a Disaster Resilient Neighborhood

Becoming a Disaster Resilient Neighborhood will give your neighborhood an opportunity to prepare for any disasters it may face. Though you are not alone during an emergency, large-scale events may put great strain on our local emergency services. Being prepared within your com-munity to take care of each other will help your neighborhood to become more resilient and, ultimately, save lives.

What are the 5 steps?
What are the 5 steps?

​Through the guidance of this program, you will be able to walk your neighborhood through the process of preparation. The materials provided will help you to understand your neighborhood’s needs and resources in order to create a solid plan for preparedness.

  • Step 1: Define Your Area

    Define your area
  • Step 2: Recruit Leaders

    Recruit Leaders
  • Step 3: Scout Your Area

    Scout your area
  • Step 4: Build Your Team

    Build your team
  • Step 5: Plan Your Strategy

    Plan Your Approach
Interested in being recognized as a Disaster Resilient Neighborhood?
Interested in being recognized as a Disaster Resilient Neighborhood?

​Required Activities:

  • Establish a planning team.
  • Hold a community planning meeting.
  • Create a Neighborhood Disaster Plan.
  • Disperse your Neighborhood Disaster Plan or make it available to all affected members of your community.
  • Review and update your Neighborhood Disaster Plan annually.
  • Complete a Disaster Resilient Neighborhood application.

Optional Activities (Choose 3):

  • Submit your Neighborhood Disaster Plan to Alachua County Emergency Management for review, revision, and approval.
  • Hold a neighborhood meeting on individual and family preparedness..
  • Exercise your plan annually.
  • Require all planning team members to take CERT.
  • Require 25% of households in your planning area to take CERT.
  • Participate in the National Weather Service’s Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors Initiative.