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1) Get a Kit - Have basic supplies on hand. It could take days for help to arrive if businesses close, fallen trees block roads and power goes out in your area. You should have supplies to last at least three days.
2) Make a Plan - Know how to contact loved ones. Discuss with your family the types of hazards and threats in your area and what to do in each case.
Flash Flooding and Flooding
According to the National Weather Service, flash flooding is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the U.S, are you prepared? To be better prepared, see the following links hosted by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management:
Responding to Floods:
When it comes to tornadoes, there's no such thing as a "tornado season." Tornadoes can strike anywhere, anytime, and you need to know the drill.March 16, 2010 is the Statewide Tornado Drill. Please visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's: Tornado Preparedness-Make a plan" webpage for further information and too sign-up at: http://vaemergency.com/threats/tornado/index.cfm.