On this episode we were motivated by the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence to round up some emergency information resources for you to use. We also talk about some books.
Books Erica is reading:
Books Abby is reading:
- There There by Tommy Orange (was it nominated for something? Yes! Just a couple days after we recorded it was nominated for the National Book Award.)
- The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
If you are facing a hurricane, or any other storm situation, these resources may be of use.
- Charlottesville, Albemarle & UVA joint Emergency Communications and Emergency Management.
- You can also be notified by their Code Red service. It will alert you via phone, text, or email messages once you sign up.
- Greene County emergency preparedness and emergency services
- Nelson County emergency alert system which you can sign up to receive notifications from.
- Louisa County Emergency Communications Department.
- Virginia Dept of Emergency Management on the web and on Twitter.
- VDOT VA511 traffic and road closure information website and map. Also good to follow them on Twitter.
- Statewide electrical outage map from Dominion Power.
- 2-1-1: health and human services
- 5-1-1: traffic information
- 8-1-1: Call before you dig
- 9-1-1: general emergencies
- The National Weather Service, from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Handy to follow on Twitter as well.
- The National Hurricane Center also from NOAA.
- The federal Disaster Assistance site.
If you have non-emergency information requests you can also contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget that if you are without power, and it is safe to travel, the library has charging stations, wifi, and computers to assist you during open hours.
If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at email@example.com.
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