Hurricane Season's Officially Underway, Make Sure You Are Prepared
June 4, 2012 12:40 AM EDT
The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on Friday, and the Charlottesville Fire Department is encouraging people to prepare ahead of any storms that may swing our way.
The department says now is a good time to start stocking up on batteries, flashlights, and other supplies in case of power outages. They also want families to have a plan for contacting loved ones in case they get separated.
Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner said, "Have a communications plan with your family as to if something happens, how to get in touch with each other. If you're using texting, those kinds of things, text back and forth with plans on where to meet up. The other thing is try to stay off the telephone during these events because during high volume events the phones become important to us as well, and if they're overcrowded that becomes an issue."
The Atlantic hurricane season ends November 30. Click here for more information.
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