If You See Something, Say Something

Posted 4:37 p.m.

In the aftermath of today’s explosions at the Boston Marathon, we urge you to be vigilant.

One key way to remain vigilant is to always be aware of your surroundings – from your neighborhood to a mall to public transportation to a public venue such as a stadium. Remember, “If you see something, say something.”

Write down or save to your phone Virginia’s hotline phone number to report suspicious activities – 1-877-482-8477. You can also submit information through an online form.

Additional tips to consider:

  • Move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right.
  • Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior.
  • Do not accept packages from strangers and do no not leave luggage unattended.
  • Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Plan how to get out in the event of an emergency.
  • Be prepared to do without services you normally depend on such as electricity, telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps, cash registers, ATMs and Internet transactions.
  • Most importantly, stay calm, be patient and think before you act. With these simple preparations, you can be ready for the unexpected.


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