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First, WELCOME to Oakmont!

Map Your Neighborhood (“MYN”) is extending a special invitation to all Oakmont’s new residents to join us at our September monthly meeting on Thursday, September 22 at 11:00 AM at the OVA office in Room C. You will learn what Map Your Neighborhood is and how we help you prepare for disasters like wildfires and earthquakes that affect us all. We know that Map Your Neighborhood is an unusual name that doesn’t really say ‘emergency prep,’ but it is part of a FEMA-endorsed national program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for emergencies. The program has been adopted by communities in more than 40 states and is an OVA (“Oakmont Village Association”) board-approved organization. The success of the model relies strongly on the ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ philosophy.

Neighbors need to be prepared to work together and to help each other in a disaster in these times. Being prepared and knowing what to do may save a life and reduce the amount of property damage sustained. Everyone is invited to share in our educational and support materials with the goal of providing disaster prep training and education to all of Oakmont. Disasters affect everyone!

Map Your Neighborhood is designed so that all residents in any neighborhood can be involved equally in preparing and sharing the same information and responsibilities. It takes 1 or 2 people to initially get the ball rolling and invite neighbors to attend that first meeting. After the initial meeting, everyone shares in the process and responsibilities equally, to the extent they can. There is no reliance on 1 or 2 individuals to coordinate an emergency response since those individuals might not be home when a disaster strikes.

We are holding a key ‘train-the-leader’ session on Thursday, September 22 at 2:00 PM. This is the same day as the 11:00 AM general information monthly meeting described above. Anyone who is interested in starting a MYN and emergency prep in his or her neighborhood should attend. We will walk through the steps in setting up a neighborhood group. We suggest you and a neighbor come together and make it a joint effort.

We strongly encourage your participation in this important work and look forward to meeting you.

• Thursday, September 22 at 11:00 AM for emergency prep in Oakmont
• Thursday, September 22 at 2:00 PM for how to be a leader training. RSVP please.
• Both sessions are at the OVA office in Room C at 6637 Oakmont Dr.

Questions? Please email the Oakmont MYN team at:
MYNOakmont@gmail.com
or visit the following website with more information at:
https://oakmontvillage.com/myn/

Thank you!