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Video: Be Prepared Week in Arlington

by ARLnow.com September 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm 2,728 17 Comments

Arlington County has declared Sept. 23-29 “Be Prepared Week.”

Arlington officials are encouraging residents and businesses “to do something toward preparedness” — like downloading the “Arlington Prepares” smartphone app or putting together a “go bag” — during the week. The Arlington Office of Emergency Management is also asking people to sign an online “preparedness pledge.”

The county released a short video (above) to get the word out about Be Prepared Week.

  • DarkHeart

    Duct tape, visqueen, ammo, beer.

  • KalashniKEV

    2013 is going to be “Be Prepared Year.”


  • drax

    Got a condom in my wallet. I’m set.

    • DarkHeart

      Survival kit contents check. In them you’ll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella’ could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

      • Major Kong

        darn right

      • LPS4DL

        Thanks for the inventory list, Slim….

        Meanwhile, back in DC: “You can’t fight in here. This is the War Room.”

      • Dude Where’s My Car

        heh. though wouldn’t the Arlington kit have

        – powdered cupcake mix
        – freeze-dried Fair Trade espresso
        – dehydrated organic gluten-free pizza crust mix
        – minature Crate & Barrel catalog
        – replacement iPhone earbuds
        – spare set of brown flip-flops

    • sunflower

      just one?

  • sunflower

    be prepared for the new government fiscal year–and hopefully renewals for contractors

    • drax

      Be prepared for sequestration!

  • sunflower

    …and keep an up-to-date resume in that “go-bag”

  • WeiQiang

    I’ve ordered sidewalks.

  • pennylane

    I pledged!

  • chipotle_addict

    Arlington County has some inside information about the zombie apocalypse?

  • JnA

    Lessons learned from July’s disaster preparedness disaster:

    Don’t keep a lot of frozen and perishable food in your refrigerator in July.

    Do have family, friends, or a vacation place where you can spend a few days when the power is off here.


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