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Preparing for a Hurricane (or Major Storm) in Hampton Roads

Road sign stating Stormy Weather Ahead - illustrating article about preparing for a Hurricane in Hampton Roads Virginia

Hurricane season begian June 1st in Hampton Roads and now is the time to get your emergency plans in place! Linked below are resources that may be helpful as you are preparing for upcoming storms. If there is anything additional that would be helpful in this post please Submit It Here and I will get it added. Stay safe!

If you are in a Zone that has been ordered to Evacuate, please do so. No one can determine what will happen during a Hurricane and your safety, and the safety of your family is too important to risk (you can check your zone here).


Download the FEMA App: https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app


Sign-up for your local Emergency Alerts:



Newport News




Virginia Beach

York County




Emergency Kit Checklist: Find an Emergency Kit Checklist HERE.


Hurricane Guides: 

Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide: Download and/or read the Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide HERE. here)

FEMA Hurricane Guide: You can view the FEMA Hurricane Guide by Clicking HERE.


Local Hurricane Shelters:

Emergency_Evacuation_Shelters – A list of hurricane shelters in South Hampton Roads can be found HERE. 

A list of hurricane shelters in Hampton, VA can be found HERE.

A list of hurricane shelters in Newport News, VA can be found HERE.



Pet-Friendly Hotel/Travel Directory: BringFido.com 


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Resources for Kids & Families:

Handling Emergencies: Sesame Street in Communities: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/emergency-preparedness/

Ready.gov Hurricanes: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Ready.gov Floods: https://www.ready.gov/floods

Ready.gov Power Outage: https://www.ready.gov/power-outages