Because Spring will arrive one day, download a free Ready Virginia app now so you are prepared when a weather emergency strikes.
You can use the template on these interactive apps to create a customized emergency plan for your family to share.
They also includes National Weather Service watches and warnings, local emergency management disaster news, maps showing evacuation routes, shelters, flood risk updates, and surge zones, and an emergency supply checklist.
Ready Virginia app: http://www.vaemergency.gov/News/readyvirginia/mobileapp
Ready Virginia has a section on planning for special considerations – Seniors, Special Needs, and Pets.
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency app: http://hsema.dc.gov/page/homeland-security-and-emergency-management-agency-mobile-app
DC includes a link to METRO’s website and Twitter page.
Maryland has a particularly nice feature that can be used to send an “I’m Safe” message via email, text, and social networks and also customizable application settings & privacy controls.
I just downloaded Ready Virginia on my phone. Won’t you join me in planning to keep your family safe?