Hurricane Evacuation Guide
Preparing for a Hurricane
Information in this section is based on content in the Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), ReadyVirginia and the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. Peak season for tropical storms is usually mid-August through late September.
The best defense against the danger and destruction caused by hurricanes is to be prepared and to stay informed.
For more information about how to prepare for hurricanes or other threats, visit ReadyVirginia.gov, your comprehensive resource for emergency preparedness in Virginia.
Before a storm threatens your area, residents should:
- Assemble a disaster-supply kit for your family to use in case of an emergency
- Make a plan so you know what to do in the event of a storm
- Stay informed to know what threats you face
Local officials can order evacuations if they believe an approaching storm will be a safety hazard or cause serious damage.
For information about an impending threat, visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, or call 866-782-3470.