Becoming a Disaster Resilient Neighborhood will give your

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 community to take care of each other will
help your neighborhood to become more resilient and ultimately save lives. Don’t miss out on this opportunity
to prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbors for any disaster that may strike our area. In order to be
recognized by Alachua County Emergency Management as a Disaster Resilient Neighborhood, you will
need to complete the following preparation activities:
Required Activities:
 Establish a planning team.
 Hold a community planning meeting to receive input from members of your neighborhood.
 Create a Neighborhood Disaster Plan.
 Disperse your Neighborhood Disaster Plan or make it available to all affected members of your
community (via hard copies, email, community website, etc.).
 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.
For more information on any of these options or to submit your Disaster Resilient Neighborhood
application, please contact Alachua County Emergency Management at (352) 264-6500 or
[email protected]