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Orange County Virginia - Press Release Hurricane Season Preparedness Tips 06 June 2022 ( news )
Orange County , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
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ORANGE COUNTY , Va . – The Atlantic Hurricane season began June 1 , 2022 , and will continue through November . Hurricanes , like all major storms , have the potential to cause power outages , property damage , and dangerous travel conditions . Orange County is urging our community to consider preparing for the summer storm season . There are many ways you can prepare:
Create an emergency kit with flashlights , batteries , cleaning supplies , and face coverings .
Prepare a first - aid kit with bandages , anti - bacterial wipes , over - the - counter medications , and prescription medications .
Carry your healthcare information with you and to prepare your medical devices , especially if you are disabled or elderly .
Prepare a three - day supply of water and non - perishable food .
Charge your phone and other electronic devices fully before the storm arrives .
Connect your generator properly by following the manufacturer ' s instructions and operating outdoors with good ventilation .
Beware of downed power lines . Assume they are energized and dangerous . Stay at least thirty feet away and call Dominion Energy or Rappahannock Electric Cooperative immediately .
Dominion Energy: ( 866 ) 366 - 4357
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative: ( 800 ) 552 - 3904
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative: ( 800 ) 367 - 2832
Consider developing a family evacuation plan . Evacuation plan information can be found at
http://hurricanes . gov/prepare
For more information on hurricane preparedness , please visit the following websites:
https://www . vaemergency . gov/threats/hurricanes/
http://weather . gov/hurricanesafety
https://www . vdh . virginia . gov/news/toolkits/hurricane - preparedness/
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