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Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness

As we are all aware, especially with this covid-19 pandemic, being prepared for disasters can save lives and reduce stress.  The following form is in conjunction with efforts of MPC-Ready and inline with CERT disaster preparation guidelines, both part of federal disaster preparedness programs.  Our neighborhood preparedness initiative's main purpose is to gain a basic understanding of all that live in the neighborhood so that we can respond more effectively incase of a disaster (earthquake, pandemic, fire, etc.)  

Working in conjunction with the MPC Ready, Ron Snow and Cindy Tipton have volunteered to be the Neighborhood Coordinators for University Park. We have created a map of our neighborhood and assigned “Block Coordinators.”  (see map inset) 
The Block Coordinators will reach out to the homes assigned to them during this pandemic and any future disaster for any help/assistance that may be needed.
We ask that you register your household in the form below. There is basic info like name, address, contact info.  There is additional data that we are encouranging everyone to fill out as this can be useful in times of a disaster to identify those that may need help, have pets or other needs,  and those with useful skill sets.
We will create binders for each Block Coordinator with this information along with other disaster guidelines and action plans.  This book is in a hardcopy format and is not kept online as we expect that the internet and phone services will be down during a disaster, potentially for a day or more.
If you would like to be a Block Coordinator, or if you have any questions, please contact Ron or Cindy:

Neighbor Household Disaster Registration Form

Household Information
This is important when checking households in a disaster. This is a count of the people generally living at the address.
Please enter your street number and street name (i.e. 123 Main St) - just number and street
List names of others living in this household. Used in disaster checks for both safety and security.
Please list your pets and their names and bred. You can add age and gender if you think that will help in safety. One pet per line. Add any additional comments pertaining to your pet
In an emergency, each house will be checked to assess safety and security. In an emergency,
In a mass disaster, it is helpful to know skill sets that are nearby in case help is needed. Please help identify areas where members in your household could help.
In case of a disaster, is there someone that you would like contacted? List contact name, email, phone, and city. Should be a person several miles away.
Please identify if there are special concerns or circumstances that could be helpful to emergency workers if disaster occurs: This could include medical conditions, needed medications or equipment and what you would want a doctor or EMT to know.

We are treating the personal information entered on this form as private. While it is temporarily captured online and secured in protected files, the information is deleted from online once it is entered on a local list (not online) that is used solely in the neighborhood disaster preparedness. Only block corrdinators will have restricted access. The information is not shared in any other manner - it is used only for local disasters at which point it may be used by fire district and EMT personnel to facilitate their assistance.

Not Part of University Park Neighborhood?

Our University Park neighborhood is shown in the map below.  If you are outside of this area, you may want to review the website that has a broader area.  While we are working direclty with MPC Ready,  our specific focus is on making sure our neighbors in UnivPark are prepared, that we have defined specific neighbors as coordinators,  and provide instruction and guideance for the next disaster.

Covid-19 Resources

Please email  any other useful links that should be listed here

UnivPark - Preparedness Map

As an aid in dividing up the University Park neighborhood, we are using a map provided by   Each of the areas, A thrugh L, has a volunteer.  This map then helps us distribute the households so that volunteers each have between 14 to 20 homes in which they help with communications and other volunteer actions.

University Park Preparedness Map