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Know Your Neighbors

Jenny: My neighbor is the sweetest elderly woman.

Tom: My neighbors are a group of college students.

Kandi: My neighbors are a young married couple.

Jenny: We like to look out for each other, since we both live alone.

Tom: Sometimes their music is a little loud, but I just ask them to turn it down and they always do.

Kandi: I don’t really know them that well.

Jenny: My neighbor and I know that if something happens to our homes, we can go to each other’s. If something happens to entire neighborhood, I have her number and will meet up with her and take it from there.

Tom: During a thunderstorm, we both lost all our power. Thankfully they had spare flashlights they let me have and a portable phone charger I borrowed. They were surprisingly prepared!

Kandi: If something happened? Hmm, I don’t know. It would be awkward to ask them for help… I don’t even know their names.

Jenny: I’m thankful I know my neighbor.

Tom: I’m glad I know my neighbors

Kandi: Maybe I should know my neighbor.

One of the best things you can do to be ready to respond to an emergency is get to know your neighbor. Whether you live in an apartment, the suburbs, downtown or any part of the City – get to know who you share your community with. For information on emergency preparedness, visit

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