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Support safer communities: Participate in National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is supported by local law enforcement and emergency management offices. The annual NNO event is designed to increase crime/drug prevention awareness and strengthen neighborhood relationships. This year, on August 4, residents are encouraged to participate by locking their doors, turning on outside lights, and spending the evening outside with their neighbors. Tips for planning your event:
- Invite neighbors to gather in a driveway or cul-de-sac so that you don't block main roads and emergency vehicle right-of-ways.
- Engage new and long-time residents in games, potluck meal, and other fun activities.
- Provide name tags and existing Block Watch program information.
- Visit the National Night Out website for more resources.
Remember: A connected neighborhood is a safer neighborhood.
Hot weather safety information
The heat is on! Hot weather and drier than normal conditions threaten personal health and property as we encounter the warmest months of the year. Emergency management personnel and Public Health officials have issued safety directives to keep loved ones safe. Learn more about extreme heat hazards.
Summer travel emergency preparedness tips
Planning a summer road trip? Be sure to service your vehicle beforehand and pack emergency supplies for each family member, including:
- Plenty of water and non-perishable snacks (e.g. nuts, crackers, fruit, granola bars)
- Games and stuffed animals
- First aid kit, medications, and sunscreen
- Jumper cables, car jack, and spare tire
- Mobile phone charger
- Extra cash
Don't forget supplies for your pets! For more information and a checklist, visit MakeItThrough.org.