Hurricane Season in the Mid-Atlantic region stretches from 
June 1 to November 30, with the peak of the season for Virginia 
being August through October.


  • Make an emergency communications plan
  • Build an emergency preparedness kit
  • Know what flood zone you live in
  • Know your hurricane evacuation routes
  • Make sure trees and shrubs are trimmed
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters. 
  • Reinforce your garage doors; if wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.
  • Tie down or bring outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans inside.

 A hurricane watch means there is a threat of hurricane conditions within the next 24-36 hours.

hurricane warning means hurricane conditions are expected in less than 24 hours.

It is important to know the difference between a watch and a warning so that you will have enough
 time to prepare.


                            Stay Informed

Continue to listen for the most local, up-to-date information from emergency officials. including:

    • Orders to evacuate
    • Details about evacuation routes
    • Locations of evacuation shelters
    • How to safely stay where you are
    • Where to find assistance
    • Weather warnings and watches