Health and Safety Podcast: May 19, 2010

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Learn about the start of hurricane season and Hurricane Preparedness Week, how county staff are prepared for flooding, the Fairfax County Crime Solvers program and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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Health and Safety Podcast: May 19, 2010

  1. 1. Health and Safety Podcast May 19, 2010
  2. 2. Topics May 19, 2010:  Hurricane season.  Hurricane Preparedness Week.  DPWES Flood Response Plan.  Fairfax Crime Solvers.  Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
  3. 3. Hurricane Season Starts June 1  Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 23-29  Visit www.nhc.noaa.gov for more information and resources.
  4. 4. Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday May 25-31  Save money and protect your home and business during hurricane and flooding season. Items such as: – Batteries – Bottled water – Duct tape – First-aid kits – Portable generators – NOAA weather radios www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/emergency-prep-sales-tax-holiday.htm
  5. 5. Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday  Submit pictures to www.flickr.com/groups/fairfaxprepares  Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management - 571-350-1000 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem
  6. 6. Flooding Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has created a flood response plan: – Mobilizes employees to monitor water levels and the safety of local dams. – Around-the-clock monitoring of sensors that provide real-time data on rainfall amounts, water levels and other data.
  7. 7. Emergency Notification  Community Emergency Alert Network, or CEAN.  To receive emergency alerts, register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean.
  8. 8. Fairfax Crime Solvers  Become a Facebook fan.  1-866-411-TIPS (8477)  E-mail through the website, www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org  Text “TIP187” plus your message to 274637.
  9. 9. Motorcycle Safety  Use your headlight day and night.  Use reflective strips or decals on clothing and on your motorcycle.  Be aware of car and truck blind spots. www.nhtsa.gov www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police
  10. 10. Additional Information  www.fairfaxcounty.gov  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency  9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire, medical.  703-691-2131 – Non-emergency.

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