Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness

• Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness workshops in Mill Creek will provide the surrounding community with survival tips about how pulling together as a neighborhood can save lives when disaster strikes. If the ‘Big One’ struck five minutes from now, would you, your loved ones, and your pets survive? How would you or your children get home if you’re not there? If you’re hurt, who would help?

Workshops take place from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in room 201 at City Hall North, 15720 Main St, Mill Creek, Wa.
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Registration Required: Please register by filling out a form. Registration is free for anyone willing to learn more about disaster preparedness.

These workshops provide Mill Creek residents and people from surrounding area neighborhoods with other survival tips about how pulling together as a neighborhood can save lives when disaster strikes. If a massive disaster strikes, you and your family’s best chance of survival is with your neighbors helping neighbors. Map Your Neighborhood training is one of the best ways to be alerted to the danger and to learn how to prepare to survive. Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations can save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage.

The 90-minute Map Your Neighborhood workshop covers:
The first nine steps to take immediately following a disaster
Teaches people how to work with their neighbors to identify safety hazards, including
    Gas explosions
    Potential fires
    Water main shutoffs
    Other safety concerns

Since the Map Your Neighborhood program was started in Mill Creek’s Huckleberry neighborhood years ago, 14 of the roughly 46 Mill Creek Community Association divisions, plus more than 100 members of the Mill Creek Women’s Club and attendees at the MCCA Annual Meeting, along with numerous individuals have received training, giving the City upwards of 350 disaster-trained people.

Police and fire resources will be swamped during a disaster. Residents need to be prepared to survive without electricity, water, and other services for as much as six weeks. Such can be gained through this initial Map Your Neighborhood workshop. City of Mill Creek trainers can help provide individual neighborhood assistance as needed. These free events are open to all residents living in and around the City of Mill Creek.

For more information, or for specialized training in your neighborhood, please contact Map Your Neighborhood Trainer and Police Chaplain Nick Lewis by email or (425) 921-5775.