Preparing for a Hurricane in Hampton Roads

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Preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricane Florence is making her way towards 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 the storm. If there is anything additional that would be helpful in this post please comment below 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. Evacuations have been ordered for anyone living in Zone A (you can check your zone here).


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


Sign-up for your local Emergency Alerts:

Chesapeake

Hampton

Newport News

Norfolk

Portsmouth

Suffolk

Virginia Beach

York County

Williamsburg


Checklists:

Emergency Kit Checklist: Download an Emergency Kit Checklist HERE.

 

Hurricane Guides: 

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

FEMA Hurricane Guide: The Virginia Website is getting so much traffic that it is not always available. You can also view the FEMA Hurricane Guide by Clicking HERE.


Local Hurricane Shelters:

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

Wavy.com has a great list of Shelters opening across Hampton Roads


Pets:

Pet-Friendly Hotel/Travel Directory: BringFido.com 

 

Need tips for talking to your kids about natural disasters?

www.ready.gov/kids/parents  

https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/emergency-preparedness/

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Pages/Promoting-Adjustment-and-Helping-Children-Cope.aspx


Resources for Kids & Families:

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

Ready.gov Hurricanes: https://www.ready.gov/kids/know-the-facts/hurricanes

Ready.gov Floods: https://www.ready.gov/kids/know-the-facts/floods

Ready.gov Power Outage: https://www.ready.gov/kids/know-the-facts/power-outages

 

 

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