10/26/2012 - Be prepared for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is expected to affect Virginia over the weekend and early next week. Though Eastern Virginia will potentially be the most significantly impacted, all Virginians need to be prepared in case of an emergency. Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.

For those of us in Western Virginia, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management advises a possible expectation of high wind gusts, snowfall and colder temperatures. Stay tuned to local TV and radio stations for instructions and information on weather and make sure your family members, friends and neighbors are prepared. You may also dial 211 for general information about the storm.

Visit www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/getakit for a list of suggested supplies to stock an emergency kit.


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