Prepare for Hermine: Town Center Garages and Virginia Beach School Lots Are Open

Friday, September 02, 2016

People living in flood-prone areas can move their cars and trucks to higher ground at any city school parking lot and any Town Center parking garage. Town Center has more than 4,300 garage parking spots that are always free and open to the public. Cars parked in city school lots this weekend will not be ticketed or towed.

As winds pick up, residents are reminded to secure outside lawn furniture, garbage cans and other loose objects.

The city strongly encourages residents to take these additional steps.  

1)         Know safety tips and build an emergency supply kit. Include drinking water, a first-aid kit, non-perishable food, a radio, flashlight and batteries, phone charger, blankets. Visit www.Ready.gov for a disaster supply checklist or www.weather.gov/floodsafety  for flood safety tips and information from the National Weather Service.

2)         Have a family emergency plan in place. Plan and practice flood evacuation routes from home, work and school that are on higher ground.

3)         Remove and secure objects from outside your home and business that may become projectiles during high winds.

4)         Be informed. Learn more about flood risks and steps you can take to prepare. Look for emergency preparedness information on www.VBgov.com/beprepared.

The city encourages all individuals in the region to listen to NOAA Weather Radio and its local news to monitor for severe weather updates and directions provided by local officials.

For up-to-date storm information, follow us on www.VBgov.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofVaBeach and Twitter at www.twitter.com/cityofvabeach.

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