Island County utilizes the award winning and FEMA endorsed program called Map Your Neighborhood to help communities prepare for disasters. It has been successfully implemented in 22 states.
Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. In addition, contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community.
The Map Your Neighborhood program guides you and your neighbors through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency. These steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives. It is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level and teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive.
Map Your Neighborhood for Rural Neighborhoods
Map Your Neighborhood for Vertical Neighborhoods
Map Your Neighborhood Videos (Click on Chapter to View:
MYN Discussion: Gas Shut-off
MYN Discussion: Propane Shut-off
MYN Discussion: Water & Electric Shut-off
MYN Discussion: Fire Extinguisher Safety
MYN Discussion: Search and Rescue
The MYN DVD is not available online, but is given to block facilitators when they sign up to conduct their neighborhood meeting. Contact Island County DEM for information.
Each household receives a MYN Workbook to fill out at the neighborhood meeting; they take the workbook home with them. Facilitators may contact DEM to order workbooks for planned meetings.
If you have questions, please contact the Island County Department of Emergency Management at (360) 679-7370 or email