All residents should learn what to do in case of an emergency. This includes how to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself, your family and property. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning, requiring you to evacuate your neighborhood, or, in some cases, confine you to your home. Preparing in advance by learning what hazards may affect your community and learning how to deal with these hazards is an important part of emergency preparedness. Be ready!
Residents are encouraged to:
- Assemble an emergency supply kit
- Make a family communication plan
- Be informed of possible emergencies
- Get involved to help prepare your family, community and business
Family and Business Preparedness Planners
Do you know how to respond if disaster strikes where you live or where you work? If your family is in different locations when the disaster strikes, do you have a plan that shows how you will contact each other and how you can reunite at a safe location? If your business is directly impacted by a disaster, do you have a plan to re-establish business operations at another location? How will you inform your employees of the new operations, procedures and processes?
If you haven’t thought about the answers to these questions, take action now by making an emergency plan. Visit Ready NOVA today and make your plans!
Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN)
Sign up for Fairfax County's Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) to receive important emergency alerts, notifications and updates during a major crisis or emergency, in addition to day-today notices about weather and traffic.