With the severe weather in our part of the country over the past
month, we thought it would be helpful for you and your family
to have information on planning for an emergency.
Has your family discussed how you will handle a large-scale emergency?
What if you are at work, your spouse is stuck in traffic, your
children are in school and you can't communicate with each other?
Will everyone know what to do?
There is no way to completely plan for every emergency, but there
are steps you can take to make sure you are prepared for different
The first step your family can take is to purchase an emergency
radio. One that does not rely on AC power to operate in case of
a power outage.
Please understand, this page is not meant to alarm you. We want
to make sure you have thought about what you can do BEFORE an
WTOP is a great emergency notification station, and your connection
to the information you need in the event of a crisis. WTOP works
hard behind the scenes to make sure its radio stations stay on
the air through any emergency, natural or otherwise. WTOP has
backup transmitting facilities and studios well outside of Washington,
Remember, you can tune in to WTOP on the following frequencies:
103.5 FM and 107.7 FM. You also can listen to WTOP online. WTOP's
sister station, WFED, specializes in federal news. You can tune
into WFED on 1500 AM and 820 AM, as well as listen online. In
the event of a major national emergency, WFED will simulcast WTOP's
Below are links and resources to help you prepare for various
Guide to Emergencies
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's "Are You Ready?
A Guide to Citizen Preparedness"
includes facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific
information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural
and man-made disasters.
Winter Storm Preparedness Tips
Hurricane Preparedness Tips
Tornado Preparedness Tips
Other Types of Natural Disasters
Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work
and in your community. Disaster can strike quickly and without
warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace
or school or can confine you to your home.
Your Home and Family
Your Workplace and Employees
Your School and Students
for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC spells out safety issues and answers frequently asked
questions about a number of different types of disasters and weather
emergencies. The CDC's information can be viewed in multiple languages.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management spells out federal workers
should handle emergency situations. Federal employees in the D.C.
area can call 202-606-1900 to find out the government's status.
Make a Plan
Fairfax County provides resources for how to prepare for natural
disasters and how to recover.
Help sometimes comes at a price or with a hidden
agenda, but our helpful guides have neither. We hope that the
information in our Leewood Times Guides
give you starting points and focus. Our goal is to assist you
in making informed decisions.
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