Heard It First From The Mayor – “Hurricane Preparedness” with Mayor Dwight C. Jones & ‘Miss Community’ Clovia Lawrence
Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. So I encourage all residents to plan now by getting a kit, making a plan, and staying prepared! Following a disaster it may take up to 72 hours for outside assistance to reach your community. Residents should prepare by stocking up on batteries, flashlights, generators, water, non-perishable food and other supplies that you may need during severe weather.
Remember, that the power may go out and cell phone towers may go down, so have an out-of-town contact for everyone in your family to contact. Also, keep your medication and important paperwork in a safe place. Now is the time to get ready, before a storm hits!
In the event of a large scaled emergency affecting much or all of the area, stay tuned to local broadcast radio and TV and visit www.Richmondgov.com frequently for updates.
For more information on how to prepare your home or business for an emergency and to watch a brief preparation video, please visit www.Richmondgov.com.