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  • The 58th Presidential Inauguration occurs on Friday, January 20, 2017. 

    Whether you are a resident, business owner, commuter or visitor – stay informed and have a plan for a seamless experience during Inauguration Week. 

    Event information is developing quickly. Learn more at http://inauguration.dc.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.

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency has worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of  the United States to develop these pet-preparedness guidelines.

    Have a pet-supply kit ready, including:
    • Pet food for three days in an airtight, waterproof container and bowls;
    • Water for three days.
    • Pet medicines and first-aid supplies.
    • Collar (with ID tags firmly secured), harness or sturdy leash.
    • Important documents such as registration, adoption papers, vaccination and medical records in a plastic bag or waterproof container.
    • Travel crate or other pet carrier.
    • Cat litter, litter box, paper towels, newspapers, plastic trash bags and cleaning supplies.
    • Photos of you and your pet together for identification purposes.
    • Familiar items such as toys, treats and blankets.

    The single most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to take them with you if you must evacuate. Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be lost or injured. If evacuation is necessary, consider friends or family outside the area who can take in you and your pet. Other options may include a pet-friendly hotel or motel. If your only evacuation option is a Red Cross or other publicly run shelter, be aware that not all shelters are equipped or designed to accept non-service animals.

    Consider boarding your animals at a kennel or veterinary hospital before going to a public shelter. Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to evacuate your pet for you if you are unable to do so yourself. Talk with them about your evacuation plans and pet supply kit.

    Consult your veterinarian and consider “microchipping” your pet. These permanent implants may be invaluable if you and your pets are separated.

    After the disaster, don’t allow your pets to roam loose. Familiar landmarks and smells may have been changed by the disaster and your pet could become disoriented or lost.

    For information on pet-friendly accommodations in your area and disaster planning, visit www.ready.gov/animals.

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    About the National Capital Region
    The National Capital Region (NCR) encompasses the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia, including the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William in Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s in Maryland, which include the municipalities of Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Rockville and Takoma Park.

See Something Say Something

Across the nation, we're all part of communities. In cities, on farms and in the suburbs, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, colleagues, family and friends. It's easy to take for granted the routine moments in our every day — going to work or school, the grocery store or the gas station. But your every day is different than your neighbor’s — filled with the moments that make it uniquely yours. So if you see something you know shouldn't be there — or someone's behavior that doesn't seem quite right — say something. Because only you know what’s supposed to be in your everyday. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. "If You See Something, Say Something." Learn more about suspicious behavior and what to do >>>

 

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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 from your local jurisdiction and get signed up!

 
 

Get Involved with Citizen Corps

The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and all disasters.

 

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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 

  

 

By Phone: Call 202-349-0185
 

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

 

 

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