Please use the provided links as resources for fire safety, personal safety, preparedness and prevention techniques.
Seasonal Safety Tips:
Statewide Tornado Drill - March 11
Tornadoes are common in Virginia, so it is critical that everyone knows what to do when a tornado warning is issued.
All Virginians can practice taking cover from tornadoes during the Statewide Tornado Drill, set for Tuesday, March 11, at 9:45am.
Every home, business, organization, school and college can hold a tornado drill. If you can’t participate at that time, then choose another time or date – the most important thing is to practice tornado safety. Learn more and register.
When a tornado warning is issued for your area:
Sign up for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert System.
If you live or work in the City of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County you can now register for this free notification system which sends alerts about emergency-related events or life-threatening weather events such as a tornado or flash flood warning.
These alerts can be received in the form of a text message or a telephone call.
Do you have an emergency supply kit? In the past year, Harrisonburg experienced the summer derecho severe storms and extended power outages, the late October hurricane Sandy, and several March snow storms.
Every family needs supplies on hand for these situations. Start your emergency kit with these essential items:
Once you gather these basics, put them in waterproof containers that you can carry or roll in case you need to leave your home quickly.
Other items are useful in an emergency supply kit, to learn more, read the [27KB] article prepared by Virginia Department of Emergency Management or visit www.ReadyVirginia.gov.
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