November “Emergency Preparedness” Newsletter
Posted at 2:53 p.m.
This month’s issue of the “Emergency Preparedness” (PDF) newsletter, produced by the Emergency Management office, is now available online.
Check it out for articles on:
- Winter preparedness and how the El Niño is challenging the forecast.
- Fire safety tips.
- How-to information on making sure you have what you need to take care of your pets during a disaster.
- “Marcelo’s Minute,” which this month focuses on what to do when the lights go out.
The newsletter is produced every month and offers emergency preparedness news and information. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by email, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/email/lists and go to the “Emergency Management” section, then select the circle next to “Emergency Preparedness news and resources” under the “Start” column — click the subscribe button, then scroll to the bottom of the list and click “Continue.”
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