Severe Weather

Are You Ready for the 2013 Hurricane Season?
Are You Ready for the 2013 Hurricane Season?

What’s the best way to prepare for a hurricane?

Living in Hampton Roads, it’s important you know how to deal with Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. The best thing about a hurricane is that you usually get a few days notice that they’re coming. One important take-away from these disasters is the importance of staying aware and using evacuation warnings to get your own stuff together even if the homes on your particular street aren’t in immediate danger. Heed warnings when you get them! Don’t be one of those people that stubbornly stay behind because you think you can “handle it”.

First Step, make sure you have your disaster survival kit and that you know how to secure your home and personal belongings. 

Second Step, is to make sure that you’re able to grab everything you need, necessities, keepsakes, vital information – and leave for a safer location, in less than ten minutes. It’s a lot easier than it sounds. You should take the necessary steps now, to ensure you have access to all the items and information that will help you get back to living your normal life, as quickly and easily as possible. 

Third Step is to make sure that you have a pre-written plan of what you’ll do and where you’ll go when a disaster strikes, including a plan for how you’ll get back to your normal life, once the disaster is over.

Since we live in hurricane country, you need an evacuation plan. You always need to know where you’re going and what you and your family would do if your area becomes uninhabitable. 

Download Hurricane Shelters in South Hampton Roads PDF

Download Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Key Facts about Hurricane Readiness PDF

Download (PDF, 4.5 MB) a copy of the Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide

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