Are You Prepared?

September and October are the peak months for our area to be affected by hurricanes. Even if we are lucky enough not to receive a direct hit, we can experience extreme high tides, damaging winds, and heavy rains. While we do have warnings before hurricanes strike, we still need to be prepared to protected our families and homes. The fire department encourages you to visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management ( for tips and checklist on how to best prepare for a storm and ways to help you recover if a storm hits.