The first step in any emergency is to stay informed. When you are aware of what is going on around you, you are able to make decisions involving the safety of your family and loved ones. Should you evacuate or shelter in place? Do you need to stock up on milk and bread or plastic sheeting and duct tape? The District provides multiple resources to get the information out to residents - sign up or tune in.
The District is vulnerable to a variety of hazards:
- Natural hazards including hurricanes, floods and winter storms;
- Acts of terrorism including biological attacks, cyber attacks and active shooter incidents; and
- Technological hazards including hazardous material incidents and chemical/fuel explosions.
Each of these hazards presents different challenges, so you and your family need to be prepared. Would you know what to do to prepare for a hurricane or winter storm? What if there was an active shooter in your workplace? To learn more about the dangers facing the District and what you can do before, during and after, click on icons below.
You can get preparedness and safety information to ensure you have important information at your fingertips before, during, and after and emergency or disaster. When you know where to get information, have the right supplies, and have a plan for you, your loved ones, and your pets, you can protect yourself.
The tools in this app help ensure that no matter where you are or what you are doing you'll be prepared.