Events


Winter Weather Preparedness, Cybersecurity Protections, and Home Fires

November – December 2022

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.

Associated Content

Source: Ready.gov

Winter Weather Preparedness Week for Virginia is November 28 – December 2nd, 2022
Please join us in promoting winter weather safety during this year’s “Winter Weather Preparedness Week”. The National Weather Service asks emergency management, public safety officials, local media and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors to help join forces in improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather during the winter weather season.
For the week’s event by Weather.gov, click here.
Source: weather.gov

Cybersecurity Protections During Online Holiday Shopping
Cyberattacks are malicious attempts to access or damage a computer or network system. Cyberattacks can lead to the loss of money or the theft of personal, financial and medical information. These attacks can damage your reputation and safety.

Cybersecurity involves preventing, detecting and responding to those cyberattacks that can have wide-ranging effects on individuals, organizations, the community and the nation.

Additional Resources

Source: Ready.gov

Home Fires
A fire can become life-threatening in just two minutes. A residence can be engulfed in flames in five minutes.
Learn About Fires

  • Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
  • Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
  • Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
  • Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy.

For more information from Ready.gov, click here.

Source: Ready.gov