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Emergency Preparedness in PoPville?

by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2013 at 11:00 am 65 Comments

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Dear PoPville,

In light of the explosions yesterday afternoon in Boston, I was wondering if we could open a discussion of PoPville’s emergency preparedness plans. I’d love to hear what sorts of plans people in this community have made. DC is certainly a unique city to live and to have these conversations.

Do people have different meeting points/plans for different sorts of emergencies? What if your home and workplaces are separated by major targets (White House, Capitol, etc)? Thoughts on what you’ll do if officials section off the city, like they did in the Boston yesterday? Other situations people have or have not prepared for?

I know I’m probably being alarmist, but I think these are good conversations to have with loved ones and one’s community.

Ed. Note: MPD Chief Cathy Lanier updates this morning:

Good morning, I wanted to take a minute to reassure everyone on the list serve that MPD immediately increased our deployment, visibility, and response readiness after yesterday’s tragedy in Boston.

Our heightened response and readiness level will remain in place throughout today and until further notice. In addition, we are coordinating with our law enforcement partners in the District.

As always, I encourage everyone to report any activity that they deem suspicious by calling 911.

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