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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXNEW NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH WEBSITE.  Visit nationalneighborhoodwatch.org for the latest information on how to establish a watch organization in your local community/neighborhood.

HURRICANE SEASON.  Weather forecasters are predicting an earlier than usual s eason indicating that the season will start much earlier this year.  Please visit  www.ReadyVirginia.gov for tips on how to prepare your family for a natural disaster.

FIREARMS ON CAMPUS.  State law and college policy both prohibit weapons inside college facilities.  Weapons, primarily firearms are permited on campus if secured in a vehicle by persons possessing valid “Concealed Carry Permits”

TORNADO APPLICATION.  As you know, tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long and every state is at some risk from this hazard.  The American Red Cross has developed  an official Tornado app. The Tornado app sounds an alarm when NOAA issues a tornado warning for your location, even when the app is closed. In addition, the app puts everything you need to know to prepare for an impending tornado in the palm of your hand.  This app may serve as a great tool for responders from all disciplines. Consider taking advantage of this tool.

911 CALLS FROM CELL PHONES COULD DELAY RESCUE:

It’s a growing concern for 911 dispatchers in our area; people calling in from cell phones, and not knowing where they are. A 911 call for a recent structure fire in Lynchburg was made from a cell phone. The caller did not know the address of the fire. Crews made it to the scene, but only after dispatchers were forced to find the right location. WSET – Full Story