National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Know Our Risk
This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week across the coastal and nearby inland areas of the United States. Here in Fairfax County, we are at risk for hurricanes and tropical storms, especially their impacts such as flooding and high winds. In fact last year as this blog began, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee visited our community with heavy rain and wind, which led to flooding and damage.
Though we may not be a coastal community on a beach, hurricanes and tropical storms can wreak havoc.
It’s important to prepare and understand our risks. In partnership with federal agencies, these short videos below provide information so you know some of the basics in order to help our whole community be better prepared. Please share these videos through email, Facebook, Twitter and other tools.
It’s also important to prepare with supplies. The Virginia Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday ends Thursday, so please take time to review the list of eligible items and save money as you prepare your family, workplace, faith community or other organization.