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Posted on: March 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Take Safety Precautions for Severe Storms

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The Campbell County Department of Public Safety urges you to prepare for and take safety precautions when weather forecasts call for severe storms.

Severe weather, including thunderstorms and tornadoes, can happen any time in Central Virginia. To prepare, stay aware of the forecast. Keep on hand three days’ worth of basic supplies that you need on a daily basis in case you have to leave your home or are without electricity.

During a storm, seek a grounded, closed shelter. Bring your pets inside. Stay away from windows. If you are driving during a storm, pull over in a safe location if visibility is affected. Select a spot out of the line of traffic and away from trees, power lines, and other structures, and turn on your vehicle’s caution lights.

Public Safety offers more information about preparing for and getting through severe storms on its emergency preparedness pages on this website.

Another way to prepare for severe storms is to sign up for the new emergency alert system, CodeRED, which Public Safety recently implemented. You can find information about the system and how to sign up for it on the Campbell County website.

Virginia’s Statewide Tornado Drill is set for Tuesday, March 24, at 9:45 a.m. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management website has information about the drill and how you can participate on it.


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