September is National Preparedness Month!
There are many ways to get ready, including creating family plans, storing emergency supplies, and learning about Portland's hazards. But it all starts with getting to know those around you. We've learned from disasters around the country and the world that your neighbors are your safety net. As many as 90% are rescued by people who live nearby after a large-scale disaster. The next time you're getting the mail or out on a walk, consider starting up a conversation with a neighbor and talking about how you can help each other.
You can also find out more information about the St. Johns NET Team, to get involved in neighborhood specific initiatives for disaster preparedness here: