Virginians Urged to Prepare for Latest Round of Winter Weather

RICHMOND, Va. – Another arctic system will bring up to eight inches of heavy, wet snow and frigid temperatures to parts of Virginia overnight and into the day tomorrow. Much of the Commonwealth is under a winter storm warning or watch, and citizens are being urged to prepare now, and use extreme caution if travel is necessary.

The Governor declared a state of emergency on February 16, an action that authorizes state agencies to be ready to assist local governments in responding to the continued wintry conditions. Learn More

WEATHER DELAY

Isle of Wight County government offices will delay opening 2-hours on Friday, February 27th due to inclement weather.

Are you ready for WINTER WEATHER?

Recent Virginia winters have been cold and snowy, and many people had power outages. It’s important to be winter-ready! No matter the predictions, a significant winter storm is always possible. An important part of winter weather planning is being prepared to stay where you are until conditions improve. To help you prepare, take these steps:

Get a kit. Basic emergency supplies include:

  • Three days’ food that doesn’t need refrigeration or electricity to prepare it
  • Three days’ water (a gallon per person per day)
  • A battery-powered and/or hand-crank radio with extra batteries
  • For businesses and offices, some bottles of water, food bars and a radio or TV to hear local information about whether or not it is safe to travel
  • A power pack for recharging cell phones and other mobile devices

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WINTER HEATING – Fire Safety Tips

As the temperatures drop and the weather gets much cooler, people begin heating their homes. No matter if it’s a space heater, fireplace, or wood stove, it is important to remember heating fire safety. Each year there are numerous house fires dues to heat sources that can result in injuries or loss of life and property damage. To keep your family and home safe from fire, follow these fire safety tips: Learn More

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