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  • Aug 26, 2014 10:48:17 AM Preparing Makes Sense

    September is National Preparedness Month... are you ready?

     

    This short instructional video from FEMA explains the key steps to emergency preparedness, including being informed, making a plan, building a kit and getting involved. September, National Preparedness Month, is approaching. Plan to use this time to make sure that you and your family are ready for any emergency.

     

    Learn more about National Preparedness Month and the America's PrepareAthon! on Sept. 30 at http://www.ready.gov/prepare. And for emergency alerts from your National Capital Region jurisdiction, visit http://www.capitalert.gov/.

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    About the National Capital Region
    The National Capital Region (NCR) is a collection of sovereign jurisdictions, including cities, counties, states and the District of Columbia. This website and the efforts of the region's communicators and public information officers will focus on regional collaboration between the region's homeland security partners to achieve a safe and secure National Capital Region.

  • Jun 24, 2014 10:25:40 AM Lightning Safety

    Lightning SafetyAccording to a recent report from NOAA, June, July and August are the peak months for lightning activity across the U.S. and the peak months for outdoor summer activities. As a result, almost two thirds of lightning deaths occurred to people who had been enjoying outdoor leisure activities; more than 70 percent of these lightning deaths occurred during the summer months with Saturdays and Sundays having slightly more deaths than other days of the week.

     

    National Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 22-28) is a great time to become familiar with some lightning safety measures to keep you and your family safe.

     

    Before you go out in the rain, know the facts.

    • w Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year! (The presence of metal makes absolutely no difference on where lightning strikes.)
    • w Most cars are safe from lightning, but it is the metal roof and metal sides that protect you, not the rubber tires.
    • w A house is a safe place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you avoid anything that conducts electricity.
    • w Never seek shelter from lightning under a tree. It is actually the second leading cause of lightning fatalities.
    • w If someone is struck by lightning, don’t be scared to assist him or her immediately. The human body does not store electricity and helping them immediately could be essential to their survival.

     

    Keep yourself and others safe by being lighting aware. For more information on lightning, visit the NOAA lightning page. For thunderstorm safety tips visit www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

     

     

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    About the National Capital Region
    The National Capital Region (NCR) is a collection of sovereign jurisdictions, including cities, counties, states and the District of Columbia. This website and the efforts of the region's communicators and public information officers will focus on regional collaboration between the region's homeland security partners to achieve a safe and secure National Capital Region.

September is National Preparedness Month

Celebrate National Preparedness Month by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on Sept. 30! America’s PrepareAthon is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring. Learn more and register your event at www.ready.gov/prepare. And if you tweet, use #NatlPrep to share what's going on in your community.

 

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"Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees in the National Capital Region"

This brochure is specifically tailored to employees at the workplace and the National Capital Region and provides information on being informed, making a plan, building a kit and getting involved. 

 

Get Alerts from Your Jurisdiction

In an emergency, will you know what to do, where to go and how to get information? Visit www.Capitalert.gov for information about free emergency alerts.

 
 

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About the National Capital Region

The National Capital Region (NCR) is a collection of sovereign jurisdictions, including cities, counties, states and the District of Columbia. This website and the efforts of the region's communicators and public information officers will focus on regional collaboration between the region's homeland security partners to achieve a safe and secure National Capital Region. Below are the jurisdictions that comprise the National Capital Region:


District of Columbia

District of Columbia
  


Maryland
Montgomery County | Prince George's County 


Virginia
Alexandria | Arlington County | Fairfax | Fairfax County | Falls Church | Loudoun County | Manassas | Manassas Park | Prince William County 

  

 

 

Capitalert. Get emergency alerts from jurisdictions in the National Capital Region.

 

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