Neighborhood Disaster Planning

We never think a disaster will strike our neighborhood or, at least, we hope it won’t! However, it is not a question of if one will happen, but when. 

The City of Los Angeles and its partner agencies and organizations have plans and resources ready to help! But, with over 4 million people in the City, rescuers may not be able to provide immediate support to every neighborhood in need. Neighbors should be prepared to help themselves for several days to weeks depending on the size of the disaster.

You Can Build a Neighborhood Disaster Plan in Just 5 Steps! By taking the first step to review this important set of resources, you have already put your neighborhood in a better position to prepare for and bounce back from disaster. Included within this comprehensive resource set you will find:

Just-in-Time Training DVD
This documentary style short
video provides added
direction in developing a
plan, to include interviews
with actual Angelinos, and
other tips and strategies!
English (with Spanish
Neighbor Survey
Find out which neighbors
might need extra help in a
disaster, and which have
special skills or training that
might be helpful in response!
English Neighbor Survey Word 
English Neighbor Survey PDF 
Spanish Neighbor Survey Word 
Spanish Neighbor Survey PDF 
Korean Neighbor Survey Word 
Korean Neighbor Survey PDF 

Sample Disaster Plan
Need an example? Here is a
Neighborhood Disaster Plan
created by the Montecito
Heights community. Special
thanks to this community for
piloting the program and
sharing their plan.
English PDF
Plan Template
This file provides a structure
for neighbors to insert
information in to create a
neighborhood disaster plan!
English Plan Template Word 
English Plan Template PDF 
Spanish Plan Template Word 
Spanish Plan Template PDF 
Korean Plan Template Word 
Korean Plan Template PDF
Emergency Door Hanger
This door hanger should be
utilized after a disaster when
9-1-1 assistance is not
English Door Hanger PDF
Spanish Door Hanger PDF  
Meeting Reminder Flyer
This is the template to create
a flyer to remind neighbors
about the neighborhood
disaster planning meeting.
English Meeting Reminder Word 
English Meeting Reminder PDF 
Spanish Meeting Reminder Word 
Spanish Meeting Reminder PDF 
Korean Meeting Reminder Word 
Korean Meeting Reminder PDF