Our story of supporting citizens & first responders before, during, and after emergencies. For emergencies, call your local fire/EMS/police or 9-1-1.
It's been over a year since our nation began responding to the #COVID19 pandemic. Now that vaccines are available, many of us are feeling relief and hope for the future. Have you gotten your vaccine yet? What emotions did you feel? Share your story by using #IGotTheShot !
Traveling will increase your chance of spreading & getting COVID-19. If you must travel: ✈️ Get vaccinated before you leave. ✈️ Always wear a mask with 2 or more layers. ✈️ Get tested 1-3 days before your trip & 3-5 days after. Learn more from @CDCgov :
Last week, @FirstLadyNJ visited the Community-Based Vaccination Site at the Jehovah Jireh Praise and Worship Church Center. Together with @DeptofDefense military members, our staff is on the ground helping local residents receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Did you lose someone from COVID-19? On April 12th, we will begin accepting applications for our Funeral Assistance Program. Visit our FAQ page today to check the eligibility requirements in order to receive financial help. Learn more:
What people with disabilities & care providers need to know about the vaccine: 🔹Some disabilities may put you at high risk for severe illness from #COVID19 . 🔹Get the vaccine as soon as possible. 🔹Side effects are normal. If they don't go away in a few days, call your doctor.
Are you prepared for 2021 hurricane season? According to @NOAA , we will likely experience 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. 🌀 ✅ Consider your needs and make a family emergency plan today with tips from @Readygov :
Once you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you may experience side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection against the virus. Remember, this may affect your ability to do daily activities so get some rest & drink lots of water.
We have created a rumor control page for Hurricane#Florence that will be updated regularly. During disasters, it’s critical to avoid spreading false information. Always check with official sources before sharing.
Hurricane #Laura is moving quickly. Be sure to follow @NHC_Atlantic for the latest updates & heed instructions from your local officials. Download the FEMA App to set emergency alerts for up to five locations. 🔹Google: 🔹Apple:
We created an #Irma rumor control page to help you verify what’s true and what’s not. Visit it here:
If you’re directed to evacuate due to #Irma and need a safe place to go, you can find a list of shelters in our app:
Storm surge is deadly. Anyone in an evacuation zone in the Carolinas and Virginia must leave NOW if they haven't yet. #Florence
⚠ Due to the large amount of speculation regarding #COVID19 , this is a reminder to rely on OFFICIAL sources for accurate information. Help control the spread of rumors by sharing this page:
Over 1,150 Urban Search and Rescue personnel are integrated with state & local teams in NC, SC, & VA to help with rescues after . Th #Florence teams came from all over the country this week, traveling long distances with equipment & K-9 partners to arrive before the storm.