How can Sunnysiders be prepared, not scared?
Each neighborhood in Portland has their unique challenges with regards to preparing for an emergency. This depends on the geography, the business communities and the willingness of neighbors to know each other and support each other BEFORE, DURING and AFTER an event.
How do you know where to begin?
A comprehensive resource guide is available on the Sunnyside Prepared!
Take a peek at the Sunnyside Neighborhood Map – an excellent overview of Sunnyside. Print a copy and walk around the neighborhood. Become familiar with the map legend. Though there might be new construction since this map was made, it will help you see how Neighborhood Emergency Team members size up the hazards, etc. in Sunnyside. All of the other resources on this page are updated and user friendly.
Want a bigger overview?
Go to the FEMA (Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency) website: https://www.fema.gov/ and click on the top toolbar item “Prepare for Disasters.”
Not a computer person?
Now that the Belmont library has reopened, librarians can easily point you to books and other resources that can help, or you can print out pages from the Sunnyside Prepared! or FEMA websites. These resources will help you get prepared, not scared.