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    The County’s Office of Emergency Management coordinates efforts to ensure that the County is able to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from any type of natural or human-caused disaster. The County uses an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness, which means that planning efforts consider all types of disasters that could occur in the County. Emergency Management resides under the Department of Fire and Rescue.

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    Brian Misner
    Brian Misner
    Emergency Management Coordinator
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    Build an Emergency Kit

    After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. An emergency supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Use our checklist to build your kit. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.

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    Make a Plan

    Emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. They can happen quickly and without warning. Understanding how emergencies and disasters can impact your family is critical. Each person's and family's needs are different, but everyone can take steps to put a plan in place to prepare for the unthinkable.

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    Stay Informed

    PWC Alerts is an emergency notification system used by Prince William County government to send emergency alerts, non-emergency updates, as well as automated weather notifications to you through voice calls, texts, and/or emails before, during, and after a major crisis.

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    Dam & Flood Safety

    The dams in our community are safe and well-maintained, however if you live downstream, it's important to know what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency at a dam. In addition, flooding is the top hazard in our community; do you know your flood risk?

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    Emergencies, Closures & Delays

    Get the latest information on County emergencies, closures and delays. Find out how weather, transportation, utilities and more could impact you, your family, your business or County government operations.