Several Henrico County agencies are using Twitter to share useful information during
the storm Sandy. These Twitter postings appear below.


We are all concerned about the potential impact a disaster may have on our lives. The terrorism attacks of September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, and local storms such as Isabel and Gaston demonstrate the importance of being prepared. How can we stay safe? The Office of Emergency Management has created this emergency preparedness page to help you quickly find information on preparing for an emergency.


Be Ready Henrico – A program designed to help people be prepare for emergencies and stay informed.  Using 4 basic steps, you will be ready when disaster strikes.

To Be Ready, you can participate in some programs that help citizens get ready:

Henrico CERT

Citizens Fire Academy


Our Community Disaster Preparedness Manual (PDF) covers many kinds of disasters, including hurricanes, winter storms, and terrorism. The manual includes lists of things to do before and during an emergency, and lists of things you might want to have on hand.

Manual de Preparaçion comunal para casos de desastres (PDF) Is the Spanish version of the Community Disaster Preparedness Manual.



Sesame Workshop – is a website with information and other items to help families with children prepare for emergencies.