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Gloucester officials urge residents to be hurricane prepared

Gloucester County’s Emergency Management Department is urging residents to make sure they are prepared for the threats that can come along with hurricane season, which will stretch into the fall.

With several storms already impacting coastal areas this early in the season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an active year.

Preparedness Expo

To help residents prepare, Gloucester’s Emergency Management Department is planning a Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, to coincide with Virginia’s tax-free holiday.

The expo, which will be full of preparedness materials, activities, and information, will be held in partnership with and at the Gloucester Home Depot store.

“As the potential for tropical storms really gears up in this area in the late summer and early fall, we encourage all of our residents to stop by the Expo and make sure they have all of the materials necessary to withstand a severe weather event.” said Bret...

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