Micro-islands are areas that may be isolated after a major earthquake. Why? Roads, bridges, and other infrastructure are expected to be too damaged to support normal movement. Each micro-island within Kitsap County will have different resources and populations. After a major earthquake, state & federal agencies predict 25 or more micro-Islands in Kitsap County.
KCDEM plans to have at least one neighborhood gathering site (NGS) in each micro-island. These sites will be used to gather volunteers and to establish a point to drop-off resources when they become available. Please remember that neighborhood gathering sites are not a substitute for individual preparedness.
KCDEM has divided micro-islands into three areas to help ease administration: 100 series, 200 series, and 300 series micro-islands. Bainbridge Island is considered 400 series, and military installations are 500 series.