Prepare 30 Ways in 30 Days
And preparedness should be year round, too! In that spirit, we offer these 30 ideas for you to consider in 30 days, 1 week or all in 1 day!
Your dedication to preparing your home and family helps build a stronger, more resilient community.
Pets: Buy an extra bag (or cans) of food for your pet.
Cash: Withdraw some extra cash from your bank or ask for cash back at a grocery store.
Infant/Young Children: Review your infant and young children supplies.
Schools: Review the school preparedness resources so you’re familiar with emergency plans.
#ffxstorm: Use this hashtag on Twitter during major local storms.
Weather Radios: Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio.
Power Outages: Save your power company’s phone number to report outages.
Batteries: Pickup an extra package or two of the most commonly used batteries in your home.
Tornado Exercise Review: Review our tornado exercise and answer questions we posed.
See Something, Say Something: Note Virginia’s terrorism hotline.
Wireless Emergency Alerts: New type of alert may be sent to your smartphone.
Stay Informed: Ask a friend to sign up for at least one of our emergency information tools.
Water, Water, Water: Calculate how much water you need for your household.
Multiple Languages: Share emergency preparedness info in multiple languages.
Get Involved: Review what emergency volunteer organizations do.
Floods: Review list of roads that historically flood in Fairfax County.
Special Needs Registry: Notify people about our registry.
Make a Plan: Complete a family and/or business preparedness plan.
Turning Off Utilities: Familiarize yourself with utilities and learn how to turn them off.
Speakers Bureau: Recommend our Office of Emergency Management speak with your group.
Calling 9-1-1: Add a new contact to your phones for the public safety non-emergency number.
Digital Preparedness: Get yourself and your devices prepped for an emergency.
Two Ways Out: Design two ways out of your home/apartment.
Importance of Neighborhoods: Talk about emergency plans with your neighbors.
Medicines: Purchase extra over-the-counter medicines you frequently use.
Older Adults: Ensure older adults in our community are prepared.
Take Pictures: Take pictures of all the rooms in your home so you have documentation.
Car Preparedness: Place supplies in your car with as many items listed.
Get Where You Need to Be: Think about, explore and plan for alternate routes in advance of winter.