Hurricane Season started June 1 and will run through Nov. 30. Summertime is also a time when many severe storms, with lightning, high winds, and heavy rain, can occur. It’s best to be prepared before severe weather hits.
According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) website, the dangers of hurricanes include tornadoes, landslides, and high winds. The most dangerous effect of hurricanes is flooding, including inland flooding. Tropical storms and tropical depressions can also have these effects.
The VDEM website has information about preparing for emergencies, including getting an emergency kit ready and making a plan about how you and family members will stay safe from severe weather.
The Campbell County Department of Public Safety also has a wealth of information on emergency preparedness on its web pages on the county public website.
If you haven’t already signed up for CodeRED, the Department of Public Safety’s emergency alert system, now is a good time as we face the season of hurricanes and other strong storms. To learn more, go to the CodeRED page on this website.