Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Virginia Prepared - However Commuters to DC/Maryland/Federal Region Take Note

With several bridge tragedies over the years, there has been an increased focus on bridge inspections.

For those who are trained in volunteer emergency response, there is good news and bad news about our region.

Virginia has only 1 bridge that was not inspected in the past 24 months, out of almost 13,000 bridges, statistically 0%. However, the bad news is if you regularly commute to Washington, DC or use Federal Bridges they rank pretty high on the list.

As we all know, part of being prepared is being able to avoid a situation. Either through routine inspections of our neighborhoods, ensuring that our preparedness kits are well stocked, and that we continue to be aware of our environment.

Additional information on bridge inspections can be found at:

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