Though the remnants of Hurricane Hermine caused only some high surf and gusty winds on the Middle Peninsula, local officials are urging residents to remain vigilant, as we are still in the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
September is National Preparedness Month and local governments are encouraging residents to be ready—not just for hurricanes, but for any type of natural disaster that could strike the area at any time.
One in four U.S. adults has taken no steps to prepare for a natural disaster, according to the American Red Cross. One in five Americans who had not planned for an emergency claim the major reason for being unprepared was simply not knowing what to do.
Gloucester County has published an extensive Disaster Preparedness Guide, which can be accessed through its website, www.gloucesterva.info. It provides comprehensive information on how residents can prepare; weather and recover from a storm or other natural disaster. It encourages residents to have a famil...
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