Prepare Your Neighborhood (PYN) is a concept of having neighborhoods trained for the aftermath of disasters (severe winter storms, hazardous spills, flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis, etc.). It is built upon personal and family preparedness.
PYN teaches nine steps immediately following a disaster; differentiating between local and distant tsunamis; recognizing different behavioral needs depending on the type of disaster and location of neighborhoods. It provides lists of emergency equipment and training that can assist first responders in reacting to neighborhood needs. PYN supplies the essential communication training needed for neighborhood captains.