Getting prepared for the winter weather is important. Now is the time to begin preparations for severe winter storms and the possibility of extreme temperatures. Because winter storms can turn into an emergency situation quickly, the District of Columbia has created a website solely dedicated to informing the public before during and after a snow storm. www.snow.dc.gov is where you can go to get real-time information and updates. In addition to tracking the City’s efforts to tackle the snow, taking the four steps listed below will help to ensure that you are prepared not only for winter weather but for any emergency or disaster that may strike. Click on the pictures below to learn what steps you can take BE READY DC!
||Creating an emergency family plan can save lives. Don’t forget to include your pet(s) in your emergency planning. |
||There are a number of steps you can take to ensure that you are obtaining the latest official information during an emergency event.|
||Build an emergency go kit for your home, car, workplace, and even for school. Gather the essential items you, your family and pet(s) will need during the first 72 hours after a natural or man-made emergency or disaster strikes.|
||Be mindful of your surroundings at all times. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers the following advice, "If You See Something, Say Something™". Report suspicious activity to law enforcement or call 9-1-1. |
The mission of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is to support and coordinate homeland security and emergency management efforts, ensuring that the District of Columbia’s all-hazards emergency operations are prepared to protect against, plan for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made hazards.
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