Wednesday, July 17, 2013
State of Communities: Prince George's County, Md. Water Emergency Alert ...: If you have not already heard Prince George County Maryland is facing a water emergency. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- W...
Friday, September 9, 2011
This September: A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.
By Darryl J. Madden, Director, Ready Campaign
This September will mark the ten year anniversary of 9/11 and we ask you to take time to remember
those lost as well as time to make sure you are prepared for future emergencies. September is National
Preparedness Month (NPM), which was founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S. It is a
time to prepare yourself and those in your care for an unexpected emergency.
If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities
just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic
earthquakes, tsunamis, and even water main breaks and power outages in U.S. cities affecting millions
of people for days at a time.
This September, please prepare and plan in the event you must go for three days without electricity,
water service, access to a supermarket, or local services for several days. Just follow these three steps:
1. Get a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies on hand for you and those in your care – water,
non-perishable food, first aid, prescriptions, flashlight, battery-powered radio – for a checklist of
supplies visit Ready.gov.
2. Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document an emergency plan with those in your care. For
sample plans, see Ready.gov. Work together with neighbors, colleagues and others to build
3. Be Informed: Free information is available to assist you from federal, state, local, tribal, and
territorial resources. You can find preparedness information by: Accessing Ready.gov to learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency Contacting your local emergency management agency to get essential information on specific hazards to your area, local plans for shelter and evacuation, ways to get information before and during an emergency, and how to sign up for emergency alerts if they are
Contacting your local firehouse and asking for a tour and information about preparedness
Police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly, such as if trees and power lines are
down or if they're overwhelmed by demand from an emergency. The most important step you can take
in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care; the more
people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.
As FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate reminds us, "Individuals and families are the most important
members of the nation's emergency management team. Being prepared can save precious time if there is
a need to respond to an emergency." For more information on NPM and for help getting prepared, visit
Ready.gov or call 1-800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY 1-800-462-7585 for free information.
This September: A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepar
Friday, May 6, 2011
National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE 2011) is scheduled for May 2011. The purpose of the exercise is to prepare and coordinate a multiple-jurisdictional integrated response to a national catastrophic event.
NLE 2011 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise. Tier I exercises (formerly known as the Top Officials exercise series or TOPOFF) are conducted annually in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP), which serves as the nation’s overarching exercise program for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating national level exercises. The NEP was established to provide the U.S. government, at all levels, exercise opportunities to prepare for catastrophic crises ranging from terrorism to natural disasters.
NLE 2011 is a White House directed Congressionally-mandated exercise that includes the participation of all appropriate federal department and agency senior officials, their deputies and staff; and key operational elements. NLE 2011 will focus on regional catastrophic response and recovery activities between federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants.
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If you interested in getting your community involved please visit our website and register so we can include your community.
Distributed Generation Workshop “Generating electricity near where it will be used”
Saturday, May 7th 2011
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Come to learn about how we can together reduce our utility bills and make DC just a bit greener.
Monday, April 25, 2011
To learn more please look at a blog post we published way back in 2007 about this which means this has been brewing for years and no one has done a thing accept pass the ball on the owners that brought homes in these communities.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
State of Communities: Beware of the Ides of March in CIC land.: "So if you think about the state of the condominium market right now with both FHA & Fannie Mae basically not able to back loans in what 100 ..."
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Community Manager Project: We sent our plan to Startup America: "So Friday Feb 11th we where able to pitch our idea to several officials while attending a Tech@State event at the State Departme..."