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    Get critical information about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Lynchburg Alert Notification Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

    Sign-up here to receive information about emergency preparedness around the City and State. Please include your Name and E-mail Address. 

    On Monday, April 14, 2014, the National Weather Service partnered with the American Red Cross and the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services, will be hosting a SKYWARN class. During the class, the following topics will be covered: 

    • Basics of thunderstorm development
    • Fundamentals of storm structure
    • Identifying potential severe weather features
    • Information to report
    • How to report information
    • Basic severe weahter safety

    The class will begin at 6 p.m. at 1007 Sheffield Drive in Lynchburg. The class is free; however, seating is limited. Please contact Beverly Gaydas, with the American Red Cross at (434) 845-1234 x3403 to RSVP.

     

    Contact Name: 
    Beverly Gaydas, American Red Cross
    Contact Phone: 
    (434) 845-1234 x3403
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    Date: 
    Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

    Before, during and after an emergency situation, you should listen to local media for instructions from emergency officials.  There may be times when you are advised to stay in place until it is safe to travel. Consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about weather and emergency situations. Also during emergencies, phone lines may be tied up. However, text messages will usually go through.

    What is a Family Emergency Plan?

    A Family Emergency Plan is the least expensive and simplest thing you can do to prepare for emergencies. The plan is where information you need during an emergency is located. Make sure you include the following in your plan:

    What is an Emergency Kit?

    An Emergency Kit is a collection of essential items which meet your basic survival needs. Emergency Kits do not have to be expensive. Most of the time, items for an emergency kit are around your home.

    Join Emergency Services as we participate in The Great SouthEast ShakeOut. The ShakeOut is designed to increase awareness of hazards that result from earthquakes. Participating is simple. At 10:16 a.m. drop to the floor; take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture; and hold on for 60 seconds. Practicing ahead of time will prepare you for a real earthquake. Remember when we plan ahead, we are all better prepared.

    Event type: 
    Events
    Contact Name: 
    Jennifer Maul
    Contact Phone: 
    (434) 455-7268
    Source: The Great SouthEast ShakeOut
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    Date: 
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:15am

    Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Tornado Preparedness Drill. At 9:45 a.m. you can participate by simulating what you would do when a tornado warning has been issued. Some examples include: moving into the interior of an office building/school or moving into your home’s basement. When we plan ahead, we are all better prepared. 

    Learn more about tornado safety and how to register for the drill at www.ReadyVirginia.gov.

    Event type: 
    Events
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    Date: 
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 9:45am

    Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) are links between citizens, industry and the government. The role of an LEPC is to form a partnership with local governments and industries as a resource for enhancing emergency preparedness and in most cases hazardous materials preparedness. Membership comes from the local area, representing various organizations, agencies, departments, facilities and other groups within the area. - For more information visit: http://www.lynchburgva.gov/lynchburg-local-emergency-planning-committee

    Event type: 
    Public meetings
    Fee: 
    None
    Address 1: 
    3621 Candlers Mountain Rd
    City: 
    Lynchburg
    State: 
    Virginia
    Zip/Postal: 
    24502
    Primary Phone: 
    434-455-4290
    Contact Name: 
    William Aldrich
    Contact Phone: 
    (434) 455-4285
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    Date: 
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:00pm

    Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) are links between citizens, industry and the government. The role of an LEPC is to form a partnership with local governments and industries as a resource for enhancing emergency preparedness and in most cases hazardous materials preparedness. Membership comes from the local area, representing various organizations, agencies, departments, facilities and other groups within the area. - For more information visit: http://www.lynchburgva.gov/lynchburg-local-emergency-planning-committee

     

    Event type: 
    Public meetings
    Fee: 
    None
    Address 1: 
    3621 Candlers Mountain Rd
    City: 
    Lynchburg
    State: 
    Virginia
    Zip/Postal: 
    24502
    Primary Phone: 
    434-455-4290
    Contact Name: 
    William Aldrich
    Contact Phone: 
    (434) 455-4285
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    Date: 
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 2:00pm