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This week (September 13-19) marks the third planning element of National Preparedness Month, “Prepare for the Disasters that Impact Your Area”.

Keeping up with local warnings is one of the best ways to help you and your family stay safe. Residents, personnel, and visitors are reminded to know the specific risk of disasters to the Fort Belvoir area. Make sure that you are receiving local warnings or alerts so that you can act fast.

Sign up with Alert!

The Fort Belvoir Garrison uses the alert system for mass warning and notifications. Sign up at: https://alert.csd.disa.mil. Also check with your assigned command or agency to determine if there are other methods to receive warnings. Remember to check with surrounding jurisdictions if you live off-post or commute to Fort Belvoir.

Fairfax County also offers an alert notification system featuring:

• Safety, Traffic, Weather Alerts

• Police Notifications

• Emergency Preparedness Drills/Exercises

• Emergency Preparedness Newsletters

• General County News and Information

You can register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

For additional preparedness resources, visit: https://www.ready.gov/be-informed