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Important items to include in a hurricane survival kit include:
A supply of water equal to one gallon per person per day (minimum three-day supply)
Some nonperishable food and a can opener
A first-aid kit
Baby and/or pet supplies
Blankets and batteries
Personal items and toilet paperHURRICANE WATCH
Bring in or secure garbage cans, outdoor furniture, bikes, plants, etc.
Put some gas in the car.
Store valuable papers in a waterproof/fireproof container.
Charge cellphones and have a battery-powered radio on hand.
Check emergency supplies.DURING A STORM
Stay inside, away from windows and preferably in the center of the house.
If you lose power, turn off major appliances to prevent a surge when power is restored.
Listen to the radio and watch TV broadcasts (if possible) for official instructions.
Avoid opening the refrigerator door unless necessary, so foods will stay cold as long as possible.hurricanetips.org nhc.noaa.gov hurricaneville.com
--Chancellor Volunteer Fire
BEFORE AND DURING THE STORM
If you lose power, call your provider as soon as you can.
"Never assume we know you're without power," said Le-Ha Anderson, a Dominion Virginia Power spokeswoman. "The more calls we get, the easier it
Stay away from downed lines, and assume they are still live. Be patient if it takes time for companies to respond.
Dominion Virginia Power: 866/DOM-HELP
Northern Neck Electric
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative: 703/335-0500 or toll-free at 888/335-0500EMERGENCY SHELTERS
Westmoreland County will open a shelter at 8 a.m. today at Washington & Lee High.
Residents should bring prescription medications, bed rolls, any necessary diapers, formula, and personal care items.
Although meals will be provided, residents should consider bringing snacks and quiet entertainment for their children, county officials said.
Officials said no pets, weapons, alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed at the shelter.