Virginia Officials Urge Families to Prepare For a Busy Hurricane Season
Government forecasters say record high temperatures in the Atlantic will keep this season on track to be the busiest since 2005, and as Charles Fishburne reports, Virginia’s Office of Emergency Preparedness says this is a good time to get ready.
NOAA is now predicting 14 to 20 named tropical storms, with up to 12 becoming full-fledged hurricanes.
Southard: There's a whole lot of residents who think 'ah, hurricanes don't pertain to me,' but in fact, they do.
Spokesperson Laura Southard says hurricanes and tropical systems can wreck havoc anywhere.
Southard: There are some basic things that every family should do.
She says you need to sit down with your family and have a plan, and stock up with some supplies.
Southard: Here's the minimum: three days' worth of food that doesn't need refrigeration, three days of water and a hand-crank or battery-powered radio and extra batteries so that you can hear information from local officials.
She says all of this information and more, including the latest on evacuation routes, can be found at readyvirginia.gov.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News