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Text to 911 is Now Available

Provided by Prince William County Certain communities will find text-to-911 particularly helpful, said Prince William Public Safety Communications Director Captain Alfred Miller. People who are deaf or hard of hearing, those with speech disabilities or who are unable to speak, and community service or suicide hotlines will find the service useful. The texts can be up to 140 characters and …

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Be Prepared Before the Storm

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue With the possibility of Tropical Storm Hermine impacting our region, now is the time to review your emergency preparedness kit and plans prior to the storm. The notion that it can’t happen here, or it won’t happen to me and my family, is a misconception. “The more prepared you are prior to an …

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Go Ahead and Make Your Emergency Plan Today

Provided by Prince William County September is National Preparedness Month, which means it a good time to get prepared for emergencies. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.” Pat Collins, the Prince William County Emergency Services Manager, said the best two things people can do to be prepared for an emergency is to make a …

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Now is the Time to Get Prepared for Emergencies

People don’t always think about the possibility of disaster when skies are blue, but now is the time to get prepared. September is National Preparedness Month and the time of year to think about emergencies. “We don’t think about the winter weather. We don’t think about ice storms. We don’t think about those kinds of events,” said County Emergency Services …

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