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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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May 11

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 9:19 AM by Communications Department

May 7-13, 2017

As bright sunny days become more of the norm than those days with chilly winds, it is time to be proactive and make sure we are prepared for hurricanes or tropical storms that may come our way. Yes, we said it… the big ‘H’ word. While they are not that much fun to endure,HurricaneIsabel_SC they definitely require ample preparation. According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts to November 30. The first step in preparation is to know how to prepare. Ready Hampton Roads is a one-stop information center for all of the localities in the area. There you can find information about making an emergency kit, making a plan and staying informed as well as local emergency information.

You can also download the current Hurricane Guide on the VDEM website. It will provide evacuation routes, and what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. The guide has a convenient set of often used telephone numbers and websites. The website also links to the Ready Virginia app that provides up-to-the-minute information that benefits every Virginian. The app is available in both iPhone and Android.