Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week 2015

WHEREAS, the National Weather Service will observe May 24-30, 2015, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week; and

WHEREAS, our Commonwealth is at risk of experiencing the damaging effects of coastal and inland tropical storm systems, including widespread flooding; and

WHEREAS, Virginia residents should understand how hurricane hazards such as storm surge, flooding, high winds, and tornadoes can affect their homes and communities; and

WHEREAS, Virginia residents should develop an appropriate family emergency plan and prepare for major storms by stocking water, non-perishable food, and emergency supplies, including a self-powered radio; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth observes an annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 24-30 to facilitate Virginians’ purchasing of emergency supplies; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and local emergency managers provide safety information and preparedness techniques, of which all Virginians should be aware before the start of hurricane and flooding season;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize the week of May 24-30, 2015, as HURRICANE AND FLOODING PREPAREDNESS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, andI call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

Recent News

Newsroom
Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7%
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after holding steady at 3.8 percent the previous two months. Today’s announcement was down 0.4
Vector and Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Announce Three Upcoming Orbital Launches from Wallops Island
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, has entered into an
Governor McAuliffe Announces 33 New Jobs in Carroll County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia Produce Company, Inc. will create 33 new jobs and invest $650,000 to expand its produce wholesale facility in Carroll County. The family-owned company will nearly double production of its
Governor McAuliffe Announces USDOT Approval of Federal Loan for I-66 Public-Private Partnership
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued their approval to provide a $1.2 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the I-66 Outside the
More News