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 these resources 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.
- Henrico CERT – Henrico County Community Emergency Response Team (HCCERT) provides training to citizens to help cope in the time period immediately following a disaster when local public safety resources may be overwhelmed.
Resources and Planning
- County of Henrico Emergency Operations Plan Volume I: Basic Plan
- Create a Business Emergency Plan
- Community Disaster Preparedness Manual – 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 (Spanish language version)
- Sesame Workshop – A website with information and other items to help families with children prepare for emergencies.
Several Henrico County agencies are using Twitter to share useful information during emergencies. These Twitter postings appear below at :