NPR logo

Virginia Sets Example for Communication Readiness

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6716152/6716153" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Virginia Sets Example for Communication Readiness

U.S.

Virginia Sets Example for Communication Readiness

Virginia Sets Example for Communication Readiness

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6716152/6716153" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Department of Homeland Security issues a report on how well U.S. cities are prepared to communicate during a disaster. In past disasters, communications have been difficult for emergency responders. Virginia has set up a statewide plan that many consider one of the best.

Renee Montagne talks to Chris Essid, who's coordinates preparedness for Virginia.