Copies to be distributed this weekend to every DC household
(Washington, DC) The District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency’s (DCEMA) newly updated Family Preparedness Guide will be distributed this weekend to every District of Columbia household.
Changes to the guide include new sections on the District’s four-part Citizen Alert system and emergency procedures for MetroBus and MetroRail as well as additional information about emergency evacuation procedures. The guide also contains information about how to create a family emergency plan and an emergency go kit as well as protective actions for various types of emergencies including both natural and technological hazards.
DCEMA Director Barbara Childs-Pair said more than one million copies of the guide have been distributed since it was created in 2001 following the events of September 11. “The Family Preparedness Guide contains important information that every citizen should know,” said Mrs. Childs-Pair. “It is a key component of our efforts to make sure our citizens have the information they need to prepare themselves for emergencies and disasters of all kinds.”
Subscribers to The Washington Post will receive the guide bundled with the supplements that are delivered each weekend as part of their Sunday paper. Non-subscribers are scheduled to receive the guide on Thursday, November 10, or Saturday, November 12, as part of a bundled mail delivery from the Post.