Hurricane season is nearly here and now is the time to make preparations to weather any storms that may come our way. Hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends November 30th each year. There are many preparations that can be done prior to a storm to help keep you and your family ready for what may come. Those include staying informed; securing important items and documents; knowing your risk, preparing your home and vehicles; and preparing an evacuation kit. More detailed information can be found at National Weather Service Hurricane Safety, the Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness site or at Ready Virginia.