As you likely have heard already, hurricane Joaquin is headed our way. Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency this afternoon. While projections vary as to how dangerous this storm will be, I want you to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. As we have seen in the past, hurricanes are not something to take lightly. Below you will find a list of emergency supplies that the National Weather Service suggests you have on hand in preparation for the storm and a list of emergency contacts. If I can be of assistance during or after the storm please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my cell at 703-964-6821. I’ll be on a conference call with Governor McAuliffe Thursday afternoon to discuss storm preparations; I’ll let you know if anything changes.
Please stay safe.
Emergency: If you are having an emergency, please call 911
Non-Emergency Information: Fairfax County Non-Emergency number 703-691-2131
Power Outages, Dominion
Downed Trees in the public roads: Virginia Department of Transportation: 1-800-FOR-ROAD 1-800-367-7623
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Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
If you have a car, fill the gas tank in case you have to evacuate
Remember to charge your cell phones
Cooler filled with ice incase you lose power