Map Your Neighborhood

Earthquakes, Floods, Storms and Tornadoes - Is Your Neighborhood Ready? Map Your Neighborhood - a program to bring your neighborhood together. Prepared neighborhoods are more effective in their disaster response and have an increased capacity to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours after a disaster.

You can learn more about Map Your Neighborhood by sending an email to Study Circles or at the monthly meetings of the Housing and Neighborhood Action Group at 5 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the Carbondale Civic Center.

  1. Premise & Goals
  2. Meeting Objectives
  3. Nine Steps
  4. Getting Started
  5. Program Development


In a disaster, the neighbors living around you are your most immediate source of help. Traditional 911 responders (police, fire, medical, and utility) are quickly overwhelmed by demand. Knowing what to do in the first hour (the golden hour) of a disaster response may save a life, reduce the severity of injuries, and reduce the amount of damage that you, your family and neighbors sustain.

Major Goals

The major goal is to prepare neighborhoods (generally 15 to 20 homes in urban areas, 6 to 7 in rural areas) to be self-reliant during the first hours of a disaster response when traditional 911 responders are overwhelmed by demand.