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Resolve to be #Prepared2014
Roughly half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions. In 2014, FEMA and the Ad Council are encouraging them to resolve to be ready for potential emergencies by committing to make preparedness a year-round family activity. Visit http://www.ready.gov/prepared2014 to see how you can prepare your family.
Earthquake Preparedness - Join The Great Nevada Shakeout Oct. 16, 2014!
Join thousands throughout the state of Nevada for the Great Nevada Shakeout at 10:16 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. It’s an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes.
Recommended earthquake safety actions Earthquake tips for those with disabilities
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), celebrated every October, was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. For more information, visit www.staysafeonline.org .
Wireless Emergency Alerts
Many cellular phone customers will soon start to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). These are public safety text messages from federal, state or local officials and are provided for free through most major wireless companies. The service includes warning messages issued by the National Weather Service as well as AMBER Alerts and other EAS or public safety messages. Read more …
Sign Up To Receive Emergency Alerts
Southern Nevada cities and Clark County have launched a new emergency alert website that allows residents, businesses and visitors to receive free emergency alerts via their cellular phone and e-mail. Sign-up is quick and easy. Visit https://sonevada.onthealert.com/ and enter up to three phone numbers and two e-mail addresses. You can also choose what kind of alert you want to receive including extreme temperatures, flash flooding, earthquakes, air quality advisories, winter storms and hazmat incidents.
Earthquake Preparedness And Safety
Earthquakes can strike at any time without warning. The best way to be prepared for an earthquake is to educate yourself with safety tips on what to do before, during and after the event.
Emergency Preparedness in Las Vegas
You should routinely review your state of personal emergency preparedness by ensuring the following:
1). Have a family disaster plan including a pre-determined meeting place if separated from your loved ones. Review this plan with everyone in your family.
2). Have a family communications plan. In case you can't get in touch with your family members pre-designate a person for everyone to call and check-in to let them know you're okay and where you are. Preferably this pre-designated person should reside out of the local area.
3). Have an emergency preparedness kit including non-perishable foods, water, medications, and basic necessities. Remember to include any required specialty items for infants, elderly persons and your pets. You should have enough supplies to sustain yourself and your family members for 72-hours.
4). Severe weather/flash flooding can occur with little forecasted notice in Las Vegas. Be smart and remain alert for changing weather conditions. Avoid low-lying areas if it starts to rain, seek higher ground. Go indoors if you hear thunder or see lightning. Never drive vehicles through flooded roadways.
5). Sandbags. When rain and thunderstorms occur in Las Vegas people will often call the city looking for sandbags. If you think you might need to sandbag doorways and other areas around your home or business you should do it before it starts raining. It's usually too late to sandbag once flooding starts. In the city of Las Vegas empty sandbags are available at both the east and west service centers. Piles of sand for public access are located at the east and west service centers. People should bring their own shovels to fill the bags.
Northwest Service Center is located at 2900 Ronemus Drive (Cheyenne @ Buffalo)
East Service Center is located at the corner of N. Mojave Road and Bonanza Road
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If you believe you have any information on suspicious activity that would relate to a terrorist attack, please contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department by calling 3-1-1 or the local FBI office at 385-1281.
For police, fire and medical emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
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