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Will you be in the National Capital Region on Thursday, April 5, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.? If so, chances are extremely high that you will be part of the country’s first regional Wireless Emergency Alerts system test using geo-target capabilities.
Twenty jurisdictions, including the City of Alexandria, will simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system. Cell phones or mobile devices located in or close to Alexandria during the exercise will receive a test message that reads: “This is a test of the City of Alexandria Wireless Alerts System. No action required.” The alert will trigger a loud noise while displaying a text message on the device. Each device may receive messages from multiple nearby jurisdictions during the period of the test.
- Be Prepared: Participate in the 2017 Virginia Tornado Drill
The City of Alexandria invites the public to participate in the 2017 Statewide Tornado Drill, scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, at 9:45 a.m. The Drill, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems. Residents and businesses are encouraged to register to participate in the drill.
- City of Alexandria Offers FEMA Emergency Management Training Courses
The City is offering free FEMA emergency management training courses to interested individuals or organizations.
- Public Comment Sought for Draft Northern Virginia
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
The Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Advisory Committee, which represents 21 jurisdictions, including the City of Alexandria, is updating the Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan for approval by February 2017 in compliance with the five-year update cycle required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Upcoming Emergency Management Events
The Alexandria Radio Club will host their Amateur Radio Operators class beginning October - www.w4hfh.org
Volunteer Alexandria has a cadre of disaster volunteers responsible for executing critical tasks in partnership with the Office of Emergency Management during emergencies in the City. For more information, please follow this link : http://handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org/HOC__CMSContent?CMSId=a0UU0000004wTBTMA2
Virginia Department of Emergency Management Winter Preparedness Campaign and Resources
VDEM Tips to Prepare for Winter Weather: Click Here