Six Top Hurricane Safety Tips for Hampton Roads
Summer brings the promise of fun times outdoors with friends and family but its downside is the start of the hurricane season. Our region has seen its fair share of bad storms in recent years. The Virginian Pilot recently published an article that outlines some of the precautions you can take if a big storm is heading for Virginia.
Hurricane safety tips include:
1) Have a family plan of what to do in the event of a bad storm;
2) Study the evacuation routes in case you and your family needs to get out;
3) Check food, water, and medical supplies. Purchase an excess of these things beforehand.
4) Gather important papers and belongings such as birth certificates, etc.
5) Identify the safest room in your house;
6) Remain inside your house at all times until the storm has cleared
For hurricane evacuation, residents east of Interstate 64 (outside interstate loop) should use I-64 west towards Richmond. Residents who live west of I-64 (inside interstate loop) should use I-64 east towards Suffolk. For more information on evacuation routes, see the 2014 hurricane guide for Hampton Roads.
At the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we hope you have a safe and fun summer. In the event of a storm, please exercise caution. If you or anyone you know has been injured at no fault of their own, please call our team at 757-455-0077. Also, visit our webpage at www.cooperhurley.com for more information.