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New Emergency Preparedness Site for Spanish Speakers

Oct 4, 2007 02:46 PM

Spanish-speaking communities in Virginia now have access to vital emergency preparedness information through a new Web site,

The site allows residents to learn about disaster readiness, and encourages everyone to prepare for emergencies by following three simple steps:

1. Get an emergency supply kit.
2. Make an emergency plan.
3. Stay informed of hazards that could impact the state.

"Listo Virginia is an important step in reaching out to all Virginians," says Michael M. Cline, state coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

The Listo Virginia educational campaign is aimed at preparing Spanish speakers for hazards including natural disasters and even potential terrorist attacks. The site has public service announcements available for download on the Press Room page. Each addresses an aspect of family preparedness, like agreeing on a meeting place or gathering supplies.

The site is launching in coordination with Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through October 15.

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