Now is the perfect time to plan a get-together on your block so that neighbors can get to know one another. Studies have shown that after large-scale natural disasters, it’s frequently friends and neighbors who are the key to survival.
A neighborhood party doesn’t need to be complicated. You can set up a card table and a few chairs and invite neighbors over for a glass of wine or lemonade. If you want to start an annual tradition like a block party, the “Resources” section of this website offers sample flyers and organizing ideas.