Emergency Info

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 Tropical Storm Arthur Talking Points


July 2, 2014, Noon


 Potential Impact to Virginia


  • Tropical Storm Arthur is off the coast of Florida and is starting to move northeast.  The storm could become a Category 1 hurricane Thursday, July 3.
  • It is forecast to be off Cape Hatteras, N.C., Friday, July 4, at 4 a.m.
  • Affects to the Hampton Roads region from 2 a.m. – noon Friday include gusty winds, localized heavy rain (1-2 inches), minor coastal flooding and dangerous rip currents.


What People Should Do


  • People living and visiting in the Hampton Roads region should pay close attention to local media and local officials for information.
  • Check emergency supplies to be sure you have non-perishable food for at least three days and three days’ of water for your family (one gallon per person/per day).
  • Have flashlights and extra batteries, a battery-powered and/or hand-crank radio and extra batteries in case power goes out.
  • Other important items are a first aid kit and extra supply of medications, if needed.
  • Get a supply checklist at www.ReadyVirginia.gov
  • Download the free Ready Virginia app for iPhone and Android devices.  The app contains an emergency supply checklist, an emergency plan and streams statewide emergency information.


Additional Resources to Stay Informed


  • View videos about storm surge and its danger and how to prepare for a hurricane at www.youtube.com/vaemergency
  • Maps of storm surge areas and evacuation routes can be found at www.vaemergency.gov
  • Call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for traffic conditions.
  • www.vaemergency.gov for a storm blog with statewide information
  • @vdem – Twitter feed for storm updates from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • VAemergency – Facebook page for VDEM


State Response


  • The Virginia Emergency Operations Center in Richmond is at increased readiness with some additional staffing to monitor the storm and be ready to respond.



Prepare Now for Arthur

VDEM Press Release

Read press release here:  http://www.vaemergency.gov/news/news-releases/2014/preparenow-arthur

Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. For information about preparing for emergencies and for regular updates, visit http://www.vaemergency.gov/.

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