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Posted on: September 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Campbell County Public Safety Encourages Citizens to Be Alert, Prepared & Safe This Weekend

CCVA News - Hurricane

RUSTBURG, VA - As Hurricane Ian is set to continue its track north north this weekend,  Campbell County Department of Public Safety encourages citizens to take a few steps so families can be alert, be prepared, but above all - be safe this weekend.

In tracking the storm, the US National Weather Service Blacksburg VA is a great source to stay in the loop on what to expect.

Rain and wind will pick up today in connection with the approaching remnants of Hurricane Ian, and their team suggests 2-4" of rain are expected, with wind gust up to 40 mph starting Friday afternoon and lasting into Saturday.

Campbell County Department of Public Safety encourages citizens to take a few steps to be prepared for the remnants of Hurricane Ian, so  families can be alert, be prepared, but above all - be safe this weekend.

Being prepared for an emergency can be scary, but not planning because it's scary is the worst way to be prepared.  While it's intimidating to think about natural disasters like hurricanes and storms, there are few things you can do to help your peace of mind.

  • Shift to a Plan VS Panic mindset - this means to take a few small steps to be prepared, versus going all out.  For many of us, our emergency needs are different, so here's a few tips to help take the panic out of preparedness for you and your families.
  • Think about your needs, and create a checklist.  This may include pet food, medications, candles and matches, a first aid kit, or checking your battery supply for your radios and flashlights.  It doesn't have to be a huge list - just what works for your family.
  • Gather your essential items.  It may mean a quick visit to the store to make sure you have bottled water.
  • Review your emergency plan (phone numbers, etc.) and make sure it's up to date.  Talk to your family about what is happening, and what you may have to do.  (www.ready.gov has wonderful resources for small children)
  • Cultivate a healthy mindset.  Talking to your family regularly about realistic situations and preparing for disasters/storms can remove the panic from preparedness altogether.  The key in getting yourself and your family prepared to weather whatever lies ahead is in taking action.

Stay safe, Campbell!

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