In a disaster, our most immediate sources of help are the neighbors living around us. Originally following the advice of Washington State Emergency Management, Public Education, we have divided the Waluga Neighborhood into smaller areas and recruited street/area coordinators to organize them. The coordinators gather information about the people living on their street or area, such as the location of water and gas shut-off valves, any specific medical or disability needs, and whether their neighbors have any skills, training, tools and equipment that could prove useful in the event of emergencies.https://www.tvfr.com/DocumentCenter/View/188/Map-Your-Neighborhood?bidId=
Our Coordinators meet monthly and participate in two-way radio drills. They also plan and host annual meetings with their neighbors and send out occasional emergency updates via email. At the first meeting, a street/area gathering site is established. After a disaster, this gathering site will be the place to go for information and to organize an effective neighborhood response.
Listed below are the current active Neighborhood Coordinators. Several neighborhood streets and areas are still in need of Coordinators. If you would like to help or would like to learn more email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collins Way: Maxine Parrick and Mary Musgrave
Harvey Way: Leslie Morgan
Heritage Hills: Jill Schuman:
Quarry Road, Carman Drive, Galewood Street & Beasley Way: Katherine Purtzer and Cheryl Uchida
Country Woods Court, Douglas Way and other streets/areas of Waluga Neighborhood are still in need of emergency preparedness coordinators.