County residents are learning how to prepare for emergencies.
National Preparedness Month is beginning on Monday.
The annual campaign seeks to get participants ready for various disasters, according to a release from Prince William County.
“Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility across individual households, community organizations, and all levels of government” Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Misner said in a release. “As the Southeastern United States braces for impacts from Hurricane Dorian, it’s important to remember that we face many hazards in Prince William County, which can occur at any time of the year.”
Each week of September will focus on different themes — Save Early for a Disaster, Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters, Teach Youth to Prepare for Disaster and Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness.
During National Preparedness Month, tips will be posted on Prince William County’s website, and the Ready Prince William Facebook Page and Twitter.
On September 21, the Prince William County Emergency Management is hosting a Public Safety Day. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prince William County Complex in Woodbridge.