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Snow regional-briefing-2013


Winter Weather - 2013 Regional Briefing

Winter Weather - 2013 Regional Briefing

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  • {"6":"Thinking strategically about your travel and where you really need to be will require some planning and thought.\n","10":"Weather Page\nFeatures the D.C. forecast, as well as weather alerts (watches/warnings) for NCR jurisdictions. The local telephone numbers are also provided should residents want to call and hear the forecast. These phone numbers are in addition to the audible forecasts available on each jurisdictions’ page on Capital Region Updates.\n"}


  • 1. Winter Weather R-ESF 15: External Affairs Jeremy Lasich, Chair
  • 2. SNOW S tay off the roads N ot O ut in the W eather
  • 3. Main Message Get Where You Need to Be Before the Weather Gets Bad It is safer for everyone if you stay put – and not travel during inclement weather – whether you are at home, work or school.
  • 4. Get Where You Need to Be • By staying off the roads, local departments of transportation are more easily able to access roads that need treatment, snow plows can more freely clear roads and get to areas needing plowing.
  • 5. Get Where You Need to Be • By staying off the roads, public safety officials can respond more quickly to residents in need of emergency services.
  • 6. Get Where You Need to Be • It may require employees to take a couple of hours of personal leave, but leaving early enough to avoid bad weather and traffic gridlock caused by slippery road conditions is worth the investment.
  • 7. Secondary Messages • • • • • Do NOT Travel During Winter Storms. Weather Changes Quickly. Listen to Local Officials. Monitor the Weather. Know your School’s Emergency Plan.
  • 8. Collaboration with OPM
  • 9. Collaboration with OPM
  • 10. Weather Page
  • 11. Common Messages • R-ESF 15 has produced common messages for use regionally. These will be distributed in December for use by communicators during their promotions. – Communicators will use jurisdictional websites, social media venues, media releases, PSAs, podcasts, online discussions, etc.
  • 12. Questions