Storm Preparation (Hurricane Sandy)
- Locate flashlights, Charge all phones & computers in preparation for the storm and possible power outages. For more storm preparation information, see the PEPCO Handbook below.
1) Announcements from the Mayor's Office:
http://twitter.com/mayorvincegray (Mayor Vincent Gray)
2) PEPCO Storm Preparation Handbook
3) DC Gov't Text Alerts
The Alert DC system provides rapid text notification and update information during a major crisis or emergency. This system delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates on a range of devices, including your smartphones.
4) Red Cross "Safe and Well" Registration
After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”
Click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.
Search for Loved Ones
Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.
5) DC & Federal Twitter Accounts
http://twitter.com/#!/DCPoliceDept (MPD/DC Police)
http://twitter.com/dcfireems (DC Fire & EMS)
http://twitter.com/DDOTDC (DC Dept of Transportation)
http://twitter.com/DCDPW (DC Dept of Public Works)
http://twitter.com/DC_HSEMA (DC Homeland Security & Emergency Mgmt Agency)
http://twitter.com/dcra (DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs)
https://twitter.com/DHSgov (Federal Department of Homeland Security)
http://twitter.com/FBIPressOffice (FBI Press Office)
http://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept (US Dept of Justice)
http://twitter.com/dcpolicefound (Washington DC Police Foundation)
http://twitter.com/EleanorNorton (Member of U.S. Congress for DC- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton)
https://twitter.com/councilofdc (DC Council)
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