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Staying informed throughout the cycle of an emergency incident enhances your ability to know what to do, when to act, and when it is safe to return.  It also prepares you to take care of yourself and others.

Look to the following resources and critical processes to help you prepare and stay informed for any hazard:

  • The Wide Area Alert Network (WAAN)
  • General resources including the Internet, television, radio, and social media
  • Government websites such as,,, and
  • Commander, Navy Installations Command Homepage at


The navigation links under Stay Informed also can help you stay informed with information on the Wide Area Alert Network (WAAN), additional resources, and regional information.

Be Ready Navy—Be informed before, during, and after an incident; make a written family emergency plan; and build an emergency supply kit good for at least three days.

Stay informed through tv, radio, social media, etc. 110827-N-NC372-00

In May 2011, Facebook became NSA Mid-South’s primary means of communication during the flood crisis, while normal channels of communication were offline and the base was closed to all but mission-essential employees. This aerial photograph shows the extent of the flooding. (U.S. Navy photo by Mark Wilson/Released) 100502-N-0000W-001

Fleet and Family Readiness, Physical Security, and Emergency Management conduct information awareness for Ready Navy preparedness and Crime Prevention at the entrance to the NAS Fallon NEX and Commissary.